The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Blue Cross Retirees Fight the Double Cross

Nov 14, 2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield retirees are facing terrific problems. More than half of all retirees are being forced to call Blue Cross agent OneExchange to arrange to go into a worse, individual healthcare plan by January 1, 2017. After explaining how much more expensive premiums, co-pays, deductibles and out of pocket costs will be, the OneExchange agents can’t tell you what benefits will be in the plan you are paying for! So, in other words, they can tell you the thousands more you will pay into the future, but they can’t say what it pays for?! Ridiculous!

Retirees continue to press forward with the demand to retain full benefits under group plans, and look for opportunities to expose Blue Cross executives for the liars they are. “Hired with a promise, retired with a lie!” remains their slogan.