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A History of Providing Secure and Stable Coverage for America’s Workers

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on September 3, 2015

At its most humble beginnings in the early 1900s, the idea that evolved to become the Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance system...

BCBS History, Innovation, NLO, Access


Secure and Stable Healthcare for America's Workers and Their Families

Posted by Madeleine Lovette on August 30, 2013

On this Labor Day, The Blues® celebrate the men and women who strive to make sure that all workers have quality health coverage. In fact, the Blue system was born around the same time as the National Labor Relations...

Access, Affordable Care, BCBS History, Health Insurance, NLO, Healthcare


Promoting Health through Housing

Posted by Madeleine Lovette on April 8, 2013

It’s not every day that a business conference agenda includes a morning spent washing windows, painting, and sprucing up tired landscaping. Unless, that is, the conference is the annual National Labor/Management Healthcare Strategies...

BCBS History


Health Insurance From Invention to Innovation: A History of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies

Posted by Marc Lichtenstein on November 12, 2012

Health insurance didn’t always exist.

Let that notion sink in for a moment as you try to imagine a world without health insurance. How could ordinary Americans afford healthcare? Who would help doctors and hospitals finance viable...

Health Insurance, Healthcare, BCBS History, Quality Care, Health, Affordable Care


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