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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Association Statement On Proposed Regulations

November 26, 2012

WASHINGTON – “We welcome the release of the proposed regulations on exchanges, insurance reforms and essential health benefits, which are critical to implementing the healthcare reform law.  With open enrollment less than a year away, having final rules is critical.

We will be closely reviewing all of these rules and developing comments with an eye toward ensuring they will make coverage as affordable as possible, and allow implementation of the Affordable Care Act to go forward smoothly.  To make coverage affordable, the essential health benefits package must be reasonable, and insurance reform rules should provide needed flexibility so that people can purchase the coverage they want at a price they can afford.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have long been committed to ensuring everyone has high-quality, affordable healthcare coverage and we will continue to work diligently toward that goal.”