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Under New Health Insurance Rules Blue Cross Blue Shield Forced to Change Name
The Vitamin Press ^ | 08/01/2010 | Kip Hooker

Posted on 08/04/2010 10:55:12 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress

The law of unintended consequences has struck again as mega health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield was informed today by government lawyers that they will have to change the name of their company if they wish to remain in compliance with the new health care reform legislation. This decision is based largely on a recent landmark lawsuit against the United States in which the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that plaintiff -famous atheist and part time human being- Michael Newdow’s civil rights had been violated by Blue Cross Blue Shield’s use of Christian imagery in their company name and logo. This court further established that as the group, thanks to health care reform, is now a defacto state agency they could not maintain such imagery without running afoul of past court decisions in regard to the matter of separation of Church and State.

Spokespersons for the insurance giant have issued a statement claiming that they will not appeal the decision. They have also notified the general public that, so as to remain in compliance with the government’s policy on restricting the use of religious symbolism, they will henceforth be known as Blue Crescent Blue Star . This news was greeted with great appreciation by Newdow who called the decision “proof positive that even in this cynical age miracles can occur.”


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Humor
KEYWORDS: healthcare; sarcasm; satire

1 posted on 08/04/2010 10:55:15 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress
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To: TheVitaminPress

This is actually really funny on many levels !

Seperation of Church and State - I just about lost it !


2 posted on 08/04/2010 10:56:19 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: TheVitaminPress

That has got to be the most RIDICULOUS thing I have ever read! This is OUT OF CONTROL!


3 posted on 08/04/2010 10:57:51 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Conservatives Only...NO RINO'S!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Celerity
Thanks!

Darnit, how did I miss that?

Separation Seperation of Church and State

There, fixed it.

4 posted on 08/04/2010 10:59:25 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: TheVitaminPress
The new company logo ....


5 posted on 08/04/2010 11:01:15 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

ROFLMAO!


6 posted on 08/04/2010 11:02:30 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: TheVitaminPress

Actually had me right up to the end. Good one!


7 posted on 08/04/2010 11:02:57 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: TheVitaminPress

Thanks for wasting my time.


8 posted on 08/04/2010 11:03:38 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: bk1000

Thanks!


9 posted on 08/04/2010 11:04:59 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: TheVitaminPress

Christ almighty, this country is going insane.


10 posted on 08/04/2010 11:05:19 AM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: TheVitaminPress
I think that rights of the color-blind were violated, too... Blue???
11 posted on 08/04/2010 11:06:15 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: mojitojoe

LOL, fortunately this is satire . . . for now.


12 posted on 08/04/2010 11:06:32 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: alecqss

Haha, you might be onto something. Oddly enough, as I write this, our reporters are running down the facts on a story about the ADA laws being used to force Amazon to produce a braille version of the Kindle.


13 posted on 08/04/2010 11:09:39 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: mojitojoe

The poster didn’t have the courtesy to put “Satire” in the title.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 11:11:38 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: TheVitaminPress

No civil rights were violated. What’s happening here is the crowd that wants to destroy Western Civilization is using every means possible to eradicate Christian symbols.
This country is in deep poop.


15 posted on 08/04/2010 11:22:35 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (my favorite pastime: annoying liberals who have no sense of humor)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I was about to blow a head gasket until I realized it was in jest.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 11:26:49 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: bk1000

Had me, too. Until the atheist says a “miracle” occurred. Was wondering “who” performed this miracle.


17 posted on 08/04/2010 11:32:31 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: TheVitaminPress
You got me until I got to the "Michael Newdow, famous atheist and part time human being"

This is really funny!

18 posted on 08/04/2010 11:36:35 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: TheVitaminPress

Newdow grew up in the Bronx and Teaneck, New Jersey, from where his nominally Jewish family moved in 1960.


19 posted on 08/04/2010 11:39:40 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: CAluvdubya

Thank you!


20 posted on 08/04/2010 11:41:10 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: TheVitaminPress

It’s just a blog. Yours it appears.

Any corrabotation? Or just speculation?


21 posted on 08/04/2010 11:41:25 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Thanks for the info!


22 posted on 08/04/2010 11:43:32 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: BunnySlippers

This is absolutely untrue. So far as I know. I cannot -however- attest to it being outside the bounds of the possible. In fact I would not at all be surprised if something like this occurred at some point.


23 posted on 08/04/2010 11:45:54 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: TheVitaminPress

Seriously..this isn’t real..is it?


24 posted on 08/04/2010 11:55:26 AM PDT by stanz
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To: stanz

No, this is satire. For now!


25 posted on 08/04/2010 11:58:50 AM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: TheVitaminPress

What is not true? That it is not your blog?

You have gone so far as to state that the companies will not appeal IIRC.

Do you have any outside news source that corraborate your story?


26 posted on 08/04/2010 12:01:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TheVitaminPress
Geez...
For all who missed the fine print:

TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Humor; Click to Add Topic
KEYWORDS: healthcare; sarcasm; satire; Click to Add Keyword

27 posted on 08/04/2010 12:07:16 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: BunnySlippers
The story is not true. It is a satire. It was posted here under the keywords satire, and sarcasm . It is posted at TVP under a header of Not Really the News which is described, on the site, as "stories based on the news which are largely, if not entirely, satirical."

I am sorry for the confusion.

28 posted on 08/04/2010 12:07:19 PM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: astyanax

Thank you!


29 posted on 08/04/2010 12:07:56 PM PDT by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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