The Transylvania Times -

Call To Resolve Stalemate


September 4, 2017

The negotiations between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina and Mission Hospital have reached a stalemate. This threatens the health care of all North Carolina residents currently covered by BC/BS, in particular those in the western part of the state.

From discussing this with friends who work for/with Mission Hospital, the lion’s share of the blame belongs with Blue Cross. My understanding is Mission Hospital works within a budget allowing a 2 percent profit margin, while Blue Cross’ is 13 percent. Blue Cross spends an enormous amount of money on advertising to grow their b...

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