One way to jack up the rolls:
In 2001, Jennifer B. Chace heard an insurance broker’s pitch for a new insurance company marketing tax-free medical savings accounts. She jumped at the offer, but first, the broker told her, she would have to sign an application — already filled out — that would entitle her to a low group rate.
With that signature, Chace, a Florida dentist in the market for health insurance, unwittingly joined one of Washington’s most prominent conservative organizations, Citizens for a Sound Economy, she would later testify.
“Before I showed you this form today, did you even realize that you signed a form that was an application for membership in Citizens for a Sound Economy?” her lawyer would ask during a 2004 deposition.
“I don’t know what Citizens for a Sound Economy is,” she replied.
And with that signature, claims the class action suit, she and many other insurance buyers unknowingly became regular dues-paying “members” of a right-wing political group without their knowledge.
Conservative values at work?