Michigan Health Policy News

What customers need to know about BCBSM becoming a nonprofit mutual

Now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law his plan to transition Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to a nonprofit mutual insurer and modernize Michigan’s regulatory system, the Blues are preparing for a new era of health care leadership … Continue reading

Health insurance reform bills, now headed to Gov. Snyder’s desk, will be part of Blue Cross’ legacy

The state Legislature wrapped up work Tuesday on a bipartisan set of reforms to modernize Michigan’s health insurance market, sending bills that authorize Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to become a nonprofit mutual to Gov. Rick Snyder for his … Continue reading

Storify: After unanimous Senate approval, bills to reform Michigan’s insurance market, transition BCBSM head to House Insurance Committee

The state House Insurance Committee last week took up Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to modernize Michigan’s health care regulatory system by transitioning Blue Cross to a nonprofit mutual insurance company. The bills passed the state Senate unanimously earlier this month. … Continue reading

Broad support for change that is vital for Michigan’s future

One of the hallmarks of good public policy is how many people with different points of view come forward to endorse it as the right thing to do. This is happening as Senate Bills 61 and 62 make their way … Continue reading

Gov. Snyder’s plan to transition BCBSM enjoys widespread support

As the Michigan Legislature returns to complete its work for 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to modernize Michigan’s antiquated, inconsistent 32-year old system of health insurance regulations is an issue that is generating broad-based public support. Over Thanksgiving weekend, The … Continue reading

Michigan State House Insurance Committee hearing testimony from BCBSM

Most Favored Nation status and competing health plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Editorial endorsing Gov. Snyder’s proposal gets to heart of matter

The Detroit Free Press got to the heart of the matter this morning in its editorial endorsing Gov. Snyder’s proposal to enable Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to transition to become a nonprofit mutual insurer – it is “good … Continue reading

VISUAL: The Proposed Financial Commitment to Michigan

BCBSM Transition: Medigap and Medicare Advantage in Michigan

As hearings continue in our state capitol on the transition of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to a nonprofit mutual, here is the full presentation that Mark Cook, vice president of Governmental Affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Continue reading

In MLive column, Blues spokesman cites benefits of modernized Michigan health insurance system

With the state House of Representatives expected to take up legislation to transition Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to a nonprofit mutual insurer, consumers and Blues members “will benefit from a discussion that is factual and free of alarmist … Continue reading