Archive for July 7th, 2010

American National to Cease Sales of Individual Health Insurance

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

American National Insurance Company has announced that its subsidiaries, American National Life Insurance Company of Texas and Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company will discontinue the sale of individual medical expense insurance plans effective June 30, 2010.

American National Insurance Company said that it continues to be committed to the health insurance market place and will focus on Medicare supplement insurance and large group coverage as well as other supplementary health products.

According to the company, the decision to cease new sales was made after careful consideration of the recent healthcare legislation and based on the knowledge that the companies’ individual medical expense plans will not meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 recently enacted by the US Federal Government.

Congressman Ortiz Spends Taxpayer Money Touting Health Care Reform

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Congressman Ortiz from the Texas 27th Congressional District mailed out, at taxpayer’s expense, “Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz’s Health Care Reform Report”. This is the same congressman who refused to attend any town hall meetings in South Texas due to his fear of his constituents.

Highlights of this taxpayer funded propaganda piece includes:

“Bans the worst behaviour by insurers by ending their ability to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, drop coverage when people get sick and charge people more based on their gender or occuption.” (NO LONGER INSURANCE – NOW A WELFARE PLAN – SOCIALISM)

“Requires shared responsibilty among individuals, business, and government.” (SOCIALISM)

“Assures that health care is affordable by providing tax credits to low and moderate income families.”(SOCIALISM)

“Provides tax credits to small businesses to help them provide coverage to their employees.” (SOCIALISM)

Congressman Ortiz proudly states “THIS SPRING, CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT MADE HISTORY BY ENACTING COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE REFORM THAT GUARANTEES AFFORDABLE, QUALITY COVERAGE FOR ALL AMERICANS. I WAS PROUD TO SUPPORT THIS VITAL LEGISLATION.”

This exemplifies the arrogance of incumbency funded by punishing taxation.