Thursday, May 1, 2008

BCBS Round-Up

Let's get caught up on some of this weeks Blue Cross / Blue Shield stories.

Senate panel chief may trim Blues bills provisions
By Jay Greene

The Senate Health Policy Committee is expected Wednesday to vote on four controversial bills that seek to reduce premium rates and expand access in the individual health insurance market and give a for-profit workers' compensation insurance subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan the right to enter other insurance lines.

But in response to testimony the past two weeks, Sen. Tom George, R-Kalamazoo, who chairs the committee, said last week that he may drastically reduce the number of provisions in the proposed legislative package.

While Blue Cross opposes eliminating major portions of the proposed legislation approved last October in the House, George said he is inclined to push for the following:

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