blue cross and blue shield health insurance Articles

blue cross and blue shield health insurance Articles

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network Name Local Free Health Clinics in Tri-County Area That Will (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
As part of a program that will provide $1 million in grants to free clinics in Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network today announced the names of 10 free health clinics in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties that will share $322,840 in grants designed to help make it easier for the uninsured to get needed health care.

Blue Cross chief says health care must be changed (2theadvocate.com)
The United States cannot sustain the current structure of health care, but the system can be fixed if the country focuses its collective will on such a goal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana''s top executive said Wednesday.

Pennsylvania''s Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Interested in Participating in New Regional Medicare PPO Program (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care industry intelligence, finds Pennsylvania''s Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are interested in participating in the new regional Medicare PPO program.

State defends Blue Cross privatization (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
(April 28, 2005) — ALBANY — State attorneys asked New York''s highest court Tuesday to uphold a deal that permitted Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield to switch to profit-making status in exchange for a share of stocks that could total $2 billion.

Blue Cross ranks hospitals in tiers (Duluth News Tribune)
MINNEAPOLIS - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has a new plan that places Minnesota hospitals in two categories, and offers some relief to patients who use the facilities that are deemed less expensive.

Doctors'' group warns a for-profit Horizon would hurt NJ patients (Centre Daily Times)
TRENTON, N.J. - Health insurance premiums and the number of uninsured people in New Jersey likely will rise if rumored plans to convert not-for-profit Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to a for-profit insurer are approved, the largest doctors'' group in the state has warned.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. blasts state House bills (BizJournals)
A bill that would pull millions from the surplus account of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina into a trust fund to provide heath coverage for low-income North Carolinians drew immediate fire from BCBSNC on Thursday.

Wellpoint Reports Post-Merger Earnings (New York Times)
INDIANAPOLIS, April 27 (AP) -WellPoint, the nation''s largest health insurance provider, said Wednesday that its profit more than doubled as it reported the first full-quarter results after its $16.5 billion merger of the two largest Blue Cross-Blue Shield providers.

WellPoint''s 1Q Earnings More Than Double (AP via Yahoo! News)
Net income at the nation''s largest health insurance provider, WellPoint Inc., more than doubled as the company reported the first results from its recent $16.5 billion merger of the two largest Blue Cross-Blue Shield providers. The company also said it expects to earn more in 2005 than previously forecast.

WellChoice Quarterly Profit Jumps (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)
Wellchoice Inc., operator of the Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance company, said Wednesday that first-quarter profit rose 20 percent, helped by strong growth for managed care products.