Insurance companies might not want to take for granted that Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) is sympathetic to their cause.
Sure, the influential Blue Dog Democrat has indicated he doesn’t like the public option because it would drive those insurance companies out of business.
But there’s one company that’s kind of ticking him off these days: the one he pays premiums to. Seems Boyd recently had knee-replacement surgery that was covered by his health insurance. But the company isn’t being so generous about paying for physical therapy.
“That doesn’t make any sense, does it?” he asked ITK last week. “They pay for the surgery, but not for the therapy you need for it.”
Some insurer’s government-affairs department will probably want to look into that one.
Boyd’s office did not return calls and an e-mail seeking comment.