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Guest Column: For BCBS, How Much Money Is Enough?


September 11, 2017

A barrage of negative advertising and misleading claims from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) have generated a common question: “How much is enough?” Since reporting more than half a billion dollars of profit ($542 million) for the first six months of 2017 – that important question has new and very profound meaning.

Let’s put BCBSNC’s extraordinary profits into context: it would take Mission more than 15 years to earn what BCBSNC did in just six months. If Mission accepted BCBSNC’s below zero or “forever zero” contract offers, we would be devastated –...

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