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Guam - Democratic challenger for the Guam Delegate's seat, Karlo Dizon, has issued a statement appealing to Congresswoman Bordallo to support the position taken by Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz on the penalties Cruz says are owed by Calvo's SelectCare.
In his statement, Dizon states: "I strongly urge Congresswoman Bordallo ... to ... publicly support Senator BJ Cruz’s efforts to hold SelectCare--Governor Calvo’s own insurance company--accountable for the money it owes the people of Guam.”
The Senator has accused the Administration of failing to collect penalties owed for late reporting of claims data. The Administration has denied that the reports were filed late.
Dizon concludes his release saying: “There is an obvious conflict of interest when the Governor refuses to collect payments from a company he also personally owns.”
READ candidate Dizon's statement in FULL below:
Democratic congressional candidate Karlo Dizon issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), as well as an appeal to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo to support Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz in his defense of health insurance rebates owed to GovGuam and the collection of penalties on Calvo’s SelectCare as assessed in 2010.
“Obamacare was the product of the efforts of hundreds of thousands of Democrats across the country who believe that providing more affordable health insurance for millions of Americans--and Guamanians--should be valued more than ensuring the profits of insurance companies,” said Dizon.
The Affordable Care Act, enacted in March 2010, mandates health coverage for almost everyone and guarantees its availability for those already ill or need expensive care. Essentially, the act makes health coverage affordable not only to the poor but also to many higher-income families as well. Additionally, it requires health insurers to use a significantly larger percentage of the premiums they collect for actual health expenditures rather than
for internal staffing and administrative costs.
In addition to lauding the national Democratic efforts in addressing healthcare, Dizon also appealed to Delegate Bordallo to stand behind Vice Speaker Cruz in his disagreement with Governor Eddie Calvo regarding the collection of fines assessed against SelectCare, the primary insurance provider for GovGuam employees.
“I strongly urge Congresswoman Bordallo, who herself supported Obamacare in 2010, to now follow through and publicly support Senator BJ Cruz’s efforts to hold SelectCare--Governor Calvo’s own insurance company--accountable for the money it owes the people of Guam,” said Dizon. “There is an obvious conflict of interest when the Governor refuses to collect payments from a company he also personally owns.”
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