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Blue Cross Overhaul Makes Headway, Raises Concerns

A proposal that would end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s tax-exempt status is making headway in Lansing, but not without critics trying to step in the path of the legislation to overhaul Michigan’s largest health insurer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2012

Blue Cross in downtown Detroit (WWJ Photo)

House Panel Takes Up Blue Cross Overhaul Proposal

A Michigan House panel is hearing testimony on a proposal that would end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s tax-exempt status and transform the health insurer from a charitable trust to a customer-owned nonprofit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2012

LED light display of Olde English D on the BCBSM building in Detroit.  (PRNewsFoto/Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan)

Blues Light Up Their Downtown Building With Energy-Efficient Old English D

The Detroit Tigers are in the World Series for the second time in six years, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are sending out an especially big tribute in lights on the Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters building on Lafayette Avenue near I-375 in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2012

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Michigan Senate Approves Overhaul Of Blue Cross

The Michigan Senate has approved a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan overhaul that supporters say levels the playing field among health insurers and critics argue doesn’t adequately protect elderly and vulnerable residents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton) File

Senate Leader: Blue Cross Vote Eyed For Next Week

The Michigan Senate may discuss the proposed overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan next week, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2012

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Michigan Matters: Businesses In Cities, Gov. Rick Snyder

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain travels to Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Policy Conference and talked to four business and government leaders in the state about issues impacting our state and the importance of cities.

CBS 62–09/27/2012

(credit: Gov. Rick Snyder's office)

Snyder Calls For Overhaul Of Health Insurance Regulation

Gov. Rick Snyder wants Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to become a non-profit mutual insurance company that would provide better access to health care.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2012

Rick Snyder: Reinventing Health Care In Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for an overhaul in how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the state’s largest health insurance provider, is regulated.

09/11/2012

WWJ Photo/Florence Walton

Major Michigan Employer Finalizing Downtown Detroit Move

A major Michigan employer is celebrating the completion of its move to downtown Detroit today.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2012

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Voting Continues For Student Healthy Video Contest

The public has a few more days to vote on student submissions to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s “Make the Play for Healthy Habits” video contest.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2012

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