This increasingly buggy system published two versions of the post and then wiped out the first while supposedly wiping out the second.  As a consequence the comments were wiped as well. I have made my comment a new post – of interest to citizens but not particularly Pagan.  I apologize to those who already posted and who had their comments scrubbed.  Please make them again, where appropriate.
Anyone with a soul that has not died will be angered beyond words by the moral depravity and criminality of Wellpoint Insurance.  I am embarrassed that its management is of the same species as myself.  I have argued and will continue to argue that the corporate American system rewards sociopaths. and that right wingers do all they can to support sociopathy, however much they spout the language of morality and values. Here is a perfect example.

Reuters reports that Wellpoint, our largest insurance company, actively targets women with breast cancer, seeking to cancel their insurance.  In one case


…WellPoint dropped the policy of [a] Texas woman — shortly after she too was diagnosed with a cancerous lump in her breast, according to congressional investigators who have reviewed internal company records.


WellPoint told the Energy and Commerce Committee the cancellation of the woman’s policy was justified because she had not told them that she had osteoporosis and bone density loss — even though neither has anything to do with breast cancer and an insurance agent rather than the woman herself may have been responsible for those minor omissions.


Investigators for the committee stumbled upon the woman’s case during their inquiry into rescission. But in the records that WellPoint produced, the woman’s name and contact information was blacked out.


When the committee asked WellPoint for more information about her, the company refused to provide it, citing federal privacy laws for their policyholders.
Committee investigators said they then suggested WellPoint could itself inform the woman that a congressional committee had interest in her case. If the woman wished to talk to the committee, they suggested, she could contact it on her own.


WellPoint declined to do that as well, according to the committee records.


In another

Technically, rescission was not the reason [Patricia] Relling lost her health insurance, according to correspondences with the company she provided to Reuters. Rather, it was canceled because she did not answer letters from her insurance company requesting information about her employment history.


Relling says the letter was sent to an address which she hadn’t lived at it for some time, and she never even saw it until recently. When she brought this information to WellPoint’s attention, she said, the company ignored her.


Read the Reuters report.  It turns your stomach. Then, for some important background, read Jane Hamsher.
This company needs to be closed down, its top agents jailed for years with loss of all their assets, and company assets turned over to a public providee of health insurance, or to any private provider a customer prefers.  The politicians in bed with them, such as Max Baucus, well, words fail me as to what should happen to them, but it is currently illegal.
The moral degeneracy of right wingers and the Republican Party are responsible for this being possible far more than the moral weakness of Democrats, though they definitely share in responsibility.  
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