“To me, the biggest question of all is: What is our leverage to make sure this private corporation fulfills its contract?”
“I suspect this is a deliberate practice designed to deny BCBSNC customers the medications they need while their appeals are processed. In the meantime, Blue Cross saves huge sums of money, since they don’t have to pay for the medications.”
Although "healthcare reform" was passed, the state is now making decisions about how North Carolina will respond to the new federal rules. The N.C. General Assembly is considering legislation that would put Blue Cross Blue Shield permanently on a board whose purpose it is to help small businesses and those who cannot afford health insurance. […]
Honoring Sunshine Week and its focus on freedom of information, Democracy North Carolina has released an analysis of the campaign-finance activity of Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C., which insures some 3 million state residents and administers the flagging state employee’s health insurance plan.