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Melanie Shouse vs. Wellpoint

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Meet Melanie Shouse.

A few years ago, Melanie was living the American dream when she

transformed an old Domino's storefront into an expansion of her home

business. But just as the store was opening, Melanie was diagnosed

with stage four breast cancer and told she had only months to live.

Melanie had insurance, and she went straight to the experts at Siteman

Cancer Center in St. Louis. Working with the world-renowned doctors

there, she's beaten the odds and stayed healthy for years. But now her

insurance company, a subsidiary of WellPoint, is refusing to pay for

the medication her doctors recommend.

Now, meet Wellpoint CEO Angela Braly.

She makes almost $10 million a year in salary and stock benefits, and

then defends dropping people's insurance when they get sick. Next

week, Angela will be in Washington, D.C. attending a convention of the

biggest insurance company executives in America. This conference is a

great opportunity to confront insurance company CEOs who deny care to

increase profits.

That's why Melanie Shouse will be there. Isn't it time that insurance

company CEOs come face to face with those Americans who've been denied

care? Melanie thinks so, and that why we're joining our friends at

TrueMajority Action and standing with her. Please add your name to

their petition of support right now.



TrueMajority has been keeping the pressure on Wellpoint's Angela Braly

and other insurance company CEOs for weeks now. They've banged on the

doors of their mansions, run ads on TV, and held rallies in front of

the offices of three of the biggest insurance companies in America.

These companies -- Cigna, WellPoint and UnitedHealth -- insure

millions of people, and then make massive profits by finding

loopholes and denying care.

They aren't interested in helping the sick. They have CEO bonuses to

pay and shareholders to make happy.

That's why, next week when all three companies' CEOs will be in D.C.

to congratulate themselves on making record-breaking salaries while

demanding members of Congress oppose the choice of a public option,

Melanie won't let their visit go unchallenged.

It's up to us to support Melanie and arm her with the strength of

thousands of Americans standing with her.



Sign today and we'll make sure your signature is delivered to

Wellpoint, Cigna, UnitedHealth and members of Congress next week.

Thank you for everything you do.


Charles Chamberlain, Political Director

Democracy for America


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