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Maintaining the “Gold Standard” for Federal Workers

Posted by William Breskin, Vice President, Government Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on November 13, 2014

This week, federal workers across the country begin choosing their health insurance coverage for 2015 through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program–a system often called the...

Federal Employee Program, Affordable Care, Open Enrollment

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How Data and Quality Can Help Heal the Healthcare System

Posted by David Carmouche, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Sr. Vice President of External Operations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana on November 11, 2014

When physicians take the Hippocratic Oath before they begin to practice medicine, they vow to treat patients with care. It is always the physician’s intention to comfort and heal patients, and, even better, prevent disease when...

Payment Models, Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, Quality Outcomes, Data, Coordinated Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

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Leading the Way to a Healthier America

Posted by Paul Gerrard, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on September 16, 2014

To fix America’s healthcare system, we need private sector leadership.

Understandably, the public sector’s role is often the primary focus when it comes to health reform. But even as the Affordable Care Act expands access to...

Safety, Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, Quality Care, Quality Outcomes

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Sticker Shock: The Impact of Hidden Medical Costs

Posted by Ellen Chu, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on August 12, 2014

Most consumers wouldn’t even think of shopping for a car, smartphone, appliances – you name it – without comparing prices and features online.

So why do people shop for their healthcare this way?

Comparing the...

Affordable Care, Cost Control, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

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Three Things to Know to Become a Pharmacy Pro

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on August 7, 2014

There are hundreds of reasons you might find yourself walking up to the window at a pharmacy. Maybe you have a child with strep throat in need of antibiotics or take medicine to lower your blood pressure or manage diabetes. Whatever brings you...

Affordable Care, Health Insurance 101, Healthcare Consumers

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