Blue Cross Statement: Our Coverage – and our Company – Does Not Discriminate

Daniel J. Loepp

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Daniel J. Loepp is President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan offers, and will continue to offer, high quality health care benefits to individuals regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. Despite a recent federal rule change by the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that removed nondiscrimination protections from the Affordable Care Act’s section 1557 provisions, Blue Cross does not and will not discriminate against individuals in constructing and offering health benefits underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network. Everyone should have access to health care without experiencing discrimination. No one should have to fear being discriminated against when accessing care for their health. Additionally, we applaud the United States Supreme Court’s decision on June 15, 2020, to clarify that gay and transgendered workers are protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against workplace discrimination. If we are to be a truly inclusive society, equal protection under the law should be a standard that applies to all people. We applaud the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling to apply the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to gay and transgendered workers. At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we celebrate the diversity represented within our workforce every day. We recognize that our business is better – and better able to serve our diverse stakeholders – with diversity and inclusion as a cornerstone of our foundation. Photo credit: Aneese

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