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Posted on Jun 2, 2017 (27 days ago)

AL.com

Blue Cross in Alabama says it won't quit paying for some ER visits
AL.com
"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is not ending coverage of ER visits," Mackin told AL.com "We remain committed to providing our members access to the right medical care in the right setting at the right time, whether that is in the doctor's ...

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Posted today (23 hours ago)

Cardiovascular Health Advocates to Launch Change.org Petition to National Association of Insurance Commissioners ...
Cardiovascular Business
The least patient-friendly Alabama plans were the Federal Employee Benefit Plan, with a rejection rate of 87 percent, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama at 60 percent. A National Health Plan Coverage Report Card from IfPA highlights the rates at which ...


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Posted on Jun 10, 2017 (18 days ago)

Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama Senate race: GOP candidates differ on proposed Medicaid changes
Montgomery Advertiser
Whether competition would come to the market is an open question: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama dominated the state's health insurance market, before and after the Affordable Care Act. Insurers who have tried to break into the state have been ...
Senate GOP won't release draft health care billAxios
Lindsey Graham | TheHillThe Hill
United States Senate NewsABC News

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Posted on Jun 7, 2017 (22 days ago)

Axios

Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers are making money on the ACA
Axios
The lonely Blues states: Five states have just one insurer selling ACA plans this year: Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming. In each state, that lone insurer is a Blue Cross Blue Shield company. Those insurers have total control over ...


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Posted on Jun 12, 2017 (16 days ago)

United Way unveils goal; taps Regions, Blue Cross execs for key roles
Birmingham Business Journal
The United Way of Central Alabama has announced a $12.8 million goal for its summer pacesetter campaign. The pacesetter campaign, which precedes the organization's larger annual fundraising campaign that kicks off in the fall, will be led by Scott ...


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Posted on Jun 11, 2017 (17 days ago)

Chicago Sun-Times

Big Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer aims for ACA return
Chicago Sun-Times
A prominent Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is aiming to return to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges next year in several states, including big markets like Texas and Illinois. Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. says it also ...
Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer eyes ACA returnSalt Lake Tribune

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Posted on Jun 17, 2017 (11 days ago)

NET Website

Alabama residents left with one insurance option under ACA
NET Website
As recently as last year, Alabama residents enrolled in Obamacare had three providers to choose from – Humana, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield. But this year only Blue Cross remained, and it already controlled more than 90 percent of ...

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Posted on Jun 18, 2017 (11 days ago)

AL.com

Alabama's Senate candidates on Obamacare: Repeal, replace or build on
AL.com
In Alabama, where a campaign is heating up involving 18 candidates for a U.S. Senate seat, the debate over the future of U.S. health care policy is among the top issues of discussion. The primary election is slated for Aug. 15, followed with a ...

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Posted on Jun 18, 2017 (10 days ago)

The Decatur Daily

Officials: No-insurance physician payment practices could expand state health care access
The Decatur Daily
“We also respect and support the choices made by health care professionals on their participation in Blue Cross' preferred provider networks or similar networks for other insurers,” Mackin said. “… While we respect that choice, providers who opt to ...

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Posted on Jun 20, 2017 (8 days ago)

AL.com

Man and woman shot in Huntsville attempted murder-suicide
AL.com
"And in the state of Alabama, it's worse than any state," he said. "Blue Cross/Blue Shield has a monopoly of 93 percent. Boy, I would love to have that business. Wouldn't you? Would you lower your prices if you have a 93 percent market share? I don't ...

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