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Blue Cross parent commits $1.5 billion to lower medical costs

By H. Lee Murphy  |  March 02, 2018

Following a financial turnaround in its operations in 2017, Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. is anxious to promote fresh ideas in containing patient-care costs. It will budget $1.5 billion over the next three years on affordability initatives.

Anthem will sell insurance in fewer Kentucky counties

By Associated Press  |  September 07, 2017

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will not sell health insurance plans statewide, leaving just one insurance provider for each county on Kentucky's health exchange.

This made-in-Chicago health app soon may go national

This made-in-Chicago health app soon may go national

By J. Duncan Moore Jr.  |  August 10, 2017

For the patients who have used the patient wellness app, it has lowered annual disease-related hospital costs by 64% and lowered the overall cost of care by 25%. "And the patients are happier," the creator said.

BCBS of North Carolina asks for lower ACA rate increase

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 02, 2017

The insurer chose to lower its initital individual rate increase request, saying the insurance market is less "volatile" now and marketplace members are using fewer healthcare services.

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