The Center for Constitutional Rights has a press release I'll note it:
I'm noting that because it's an issue that matters and because I really think we need to be doing more than obsessing over Egypt which is all our so-called independent media as well as corporate media can do.
March Forward has an appalling story written by Bill Hackwell:
Ron Flanagan, a Vietnam veteran, was in the final preparations for receiving stem cell treatment for bone marrow cancer when he found out that he had been dropped by his health insurance carrier for a two-cent error in an electronic premium payment.
Instead of putting the correct amount in for $328.69, Ron's wife Frances inadvertently keyed in the amount for $328.67. For two pennies, Ceridian Cobra Services dropped the Flanagans’ coverage at a life-and-death juncture in Ron’s life.
Ceridian, as it turns out, is not even a health insurer, but rather a third-party administrator that coordinates human resource services including health insurance to other companies. In other words, Ceridian is part of another parasitic layer in a health care system where profits trump a person’s health.
Can you believe that? It's outrageous. And you didn't hear about it because all the media gave a damn about was Egypt.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"