BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Are you at risk for Type 2 diabetes?
Tick tock. Tick tock. Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.
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CEO: Control costs and improve quality Blue Cross Blue Shield, which for decades has provided nearly all health insurance coverage in North Dakota, is blanketing the state with forums to answer questions from customer/members.
Currently in North Dakota, 6.8 percent of hospital expenses are racked up by uncompensated care. Under the plans that include a public option, the CBO estimates that North Dakota hospitals would see that rate fall to 3.4 percent.
A new policy for the Blues has to come forth soon, including a reorganization of the board with sensible people, so that the whole Blue Cross Blue Shield organization in North Dakota doesn’t have to elect Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code.
Less than two weeks have passed since much of the medical-industrial complex made a big show of working with President Barack Obama on health care reform — and the double-crossing is already well under way.
If we were getting a good deal for our money, it would not be so bad. But we’re not: We have the most expensive health care system and the worst health care outcomes of the 30 largest industrialized countries in the world.
Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm has made offers to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota that he says could end three long-standing rate request disputes. Blues spokeswoman Denise Kolpack said Friday that the insurer is reviewing the offers but said, “What has been offered by Commissioner Hamm was not what was requested.”
, February 20, 2009
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