Malloy Administration to sell the SEBAC deal to the media Friday
Be Aware for what you hear and see this weekend on TV and in the newspaper! The media will be in a feeding frenzy and will publish just about any sales point the Adiminstration wants them to.
From the Article “We knew there was going to be a lot of misinformation out there and things would be written that were incorrect,” Occhiogrosso said. “Some of you guys are confused, and rightfully so. It’s a complex agreement. ”
Telling others they are confused and that things are complex is a common a manipulation known as “gaslighting” According to Robin Stern “Gaslighting is the systematic attempt by one person to erode another’s reality. This is done by telling them that what they are experiencing isn’t so – and, the gradual giving up on the part of the other person.” from http://lauriekendrick.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/the-sad-art-of-gaslighting/
Remember 1.there is no Value Based Insurance plan that exists on paper with Anthem or United/Oxford
2. The Value Based insurance plan (the plan yet to be created as noted in the framework) is the start of socialized healthcare in Ct….oops sorry …mean “universal health care”. If the State Employee Plan is opened to non profits and municipalities, it will follow shortly thereafter that it will become “The Public Option”….aka. socialized healthcare …aka Universal health care…and it’s costs will initially be funded directly by State Employees…read up on the former” Sustinet Plan” for details. Iwrote about it a few months ago in this blog: https://wisdomovertime.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/will-we-see-sustinet-in-ct-sooner-than-later-state-employees-take-notice-of-this/ There you will also find also find links to the plan …I’ll call it the ” plan formerly known as Sustinet” as it has maintained it’s structure, but moderated to a “slower” implentation to the public.
3. Current contracts with Anthem and United/Oxford expire July 1, 2012 , as stated in the original framework letter… and ONLY until then….there are no guarantees your provider or insurance company will remain the same after that…regardless of what you are told.
4. Voting No means you keep the exact insurance plan you have until it is renegotiated for July 1,2012. when most union contracts are up to be renewed. No fines or penalties!
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