Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Congratulates Rep. Tom Price on Confirmation as Secretary of HHS

WASHINGTON – Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association president and CEO Scott P. Serota issued the following statement today in response to the Senate’s confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“We congratulate Rep. Price on his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and we look forward to working with him and his team on shaping solutions to the nation’s healthcare challenges. Given the problems in the current individual market, we will work to ensure a smooth transition to a better, more competitive private marketplace with minimal disruption for our members. We share the goals of making sure people can access the coverage and care they need in a healthcare system that gives consumers the coverage choices they want at a price they can afford, and puts patients at the center of their care.”

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.