Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is going to pick up the tab for H1N1 vaccinations.

A spokesman says the insurer will cover the cost for its members regardless of their benefit coverage. The company hopes that will entice more people to get the vaccination.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s largest health insurer, covering about 180-thousand Vermonters.

via Blue Cross Covers H1N1 Vaccinations – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-.

[sarcasm alert]

But insurance companies are evil!

Pop quiz: Why are they treating its customers to “free” H1N1 vaccine shots?

Answer A: This is just a nefarious plan by the evil insurance companies to gain sympathy for their case in defeating President Obama’s health care reform.

Answer B: This is just a dastardly plan by the evil insurance companies to inject its unsuspecting customers with a deadly vaccine.

Answer C: The actuaries at the insurance company believe that the cost of paying for the vaccines is less than the cost of paying for customers sick with the H1N1 flu.

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