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AFLAC treats young cancer patients free.

"Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 99 Ford for Carl Edwards will sport a paint scheme inspired by a 13-year-old patient at the Aflac Cancer Center for this weekend’s Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway."

AFLAC is one of those big insurance companies which only wants profits and will deny treatment for illnesses. Right? These are the stories the supporters don't want you to know. This teenager is being treated FREE! All children who go there get treated FREE! They don't want this type of community service by an insurance company known. (This is the question >) What say you?

 
jesse123456

Asked by jesse123456 at 12:10 PM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • AFLAC is still an insurance company suppimental or not. It still helps 5,500 children at a time. That is not a small thing. Is it so hard for liberals to admit that insurance companies should not have to shoulder the blame or the ire of the public. There is a lot fuzzy math in this issue some of which is exaggerated or simply made up. It is a fact that insurance companies do help. This cancer center for children is one piece of proof. I know you hate this is being realized those of you who support this crap bill called UHC.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • AFLAC is supplemental insurance for those who already posses insurance but want additional coverage. Its great that they do things like this, but there are still millions of people going without.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 12:51 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • AFLAC is supplemental insurance for those who already posses insurance but want additional coverage. Its great that they do things like this, but there are still millions of people going without.


    This.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I say it is great what they are doing to help. It is not required of them, yet they choose to do so anyway.

    There are still many going without, but every little bit helps. I imagine that the people that they are helping in this manner would be very happy to tell you how thankful they are.
    lucindamartinez

    Answer by lucindamartinez at 1:35 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • AFLAC is supplemental insurance for those who already posses insurance but want additional coverage. Its great that they do things like this, but there are still millions of people going without.



    see, libs will never be happy, until we are all miserable. you know....misery loves company!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • AFLAC is supplemental insurance for those who already posses insurance but want additional coverage.

    AFLAC is more like a disability policy, with added features. They are paying YOU x amount of dollars if you were to have accident, a disability, cancer.

    You can have AFLAC without having health insurance.
    PestPatti

    Answer by PestPatti at 2:23 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • There are many programs and charities that help with medical expenses. Getting the care you need with a terminal illness is simply a matter of looking for help. It's simple common sense.
    I know a very poor lady who was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Treated for free and in full remission. A matter of a couple of simple phone calls. Now, costs are going up, and we do need reform, but it isn't the dire more people will die with every second you don't pass OUR plan Congress is telling us. We have a right to a balanced reform bill that is financially sustainable. Do you really want healthcare going completely down the toilet because we go broke? I don't.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:33 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • The AFLAC cancer center is a sponsored center at Atlanta Children's Healthcare.

    AFLAC is not paying for the care of the children. That's not how a corprate sponsorship works. AFLAC threw some money their way to get their name on the facility. There is still a TON of other fundraising.

    Not to denigrate what AFLAC did...but understand that AFLAC is NOT paying for cancer treatments here. It's one of MANY corporations that contribute to this particular children's hospital. And THAT is indeed to be commended.

    But to say THEY are treating children with cancer is like saying PETCO manages the San Diego Padres. (Of course....PETCO probably wouldn't do any WORSE with the Pads then the CURRENT management....)
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:35 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • AFLAC is supplemental insurance for those who already posses insurance but want additional coverage. Its great that they do things like this, but there are still millions of people going without.


     


    Millions of WORKING people of ALL POLITICAL PERSUASIONS going without.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • What an educated comment anon :45, you must make someone really proud.


    PestPati I've met with an AFLAC rep before. I know what AFLAC is, they are more than just disability insurance, BUT they are SUPLLEMENTAL meaning they cover the stuff your other insurance company doesn't. Mainly out of pocket expenses, bills you can't pay when you are off of work, etc.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 1:25 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

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