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Putting One Foot in Front of the Other to Save Lives

Posted by Opella Ernest, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois on September 23, 2013

Heart and Soul.

If you ever took piano lessons as a child that song probably still echoes in your head.

But Heart and Sole is our call to action to help put an end to cardiovascular disease – which ends the lives of men,...

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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

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24 Hour Nurse Line: Your Access to Healthcare Information

Posted by Marc Lichtenstein on May 24, 2013

Enabling access to healthcare is one of the primary functions of The Blues®. But sometimes people just want access to healthcare information like advice, resources, support, or even just a calm voice in the middle of the night to...

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Understanding Health Insurance Coverage To Maximize Your Care

Posted by Marc Lichtenstein on April 29, 2013

When people find themselves in the middle of a personal or family health issue, they can easily become overwhelmed by new realities, complexities and lifestyle changes. By eliminating the “unknowns” about the administration and...

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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...

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