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2017 News Releases

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Oct. 03, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that it will donate $1 million to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to Launch $10-million Statewide Initiative to Help Fight Chronic Diabetic Kidney Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Jun. 05, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today a new $10-million community investment program to help raise awareness around the prevention and early detection of chronic diabetic kidney disease (CKD)1 and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)2 – two health issues greatly impacting the life span, productivity and quality of life of Texans.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Acquires Allegian Health Plans' Membership in Texas

Jun. 01, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today it has acquired certain Medicare Advantage and commercial group membership from Allegian Health Plans (AHP), a wholly-owned managed care subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC).

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Rice U. Study: Freestanding Emergency Departments in Texas Deliver Costly Care, 'Sticker Shock'

Mar. 23, 2017

HOUSTON – (March 23, 2017) – The rapid growth of freestanding emergency departments in Texas has been accompanied by an equal increase in use at relatively high prices that lead to sizable out-of-pocket costs to patients, according to new research by experts at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX).

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Tenet and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Sign Multi-Year Agreement

Mar. 10, 2017

DALLAS, TX – Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) have signed a new agreement providing patients with BCBSTX health insurance uninterrupted in-network access to Tenet's hospitals, employed physicians and outpatient centers in the state.

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New Health of America Report Shows Retail Clinic Visits are Up Despite a Lag Among Individually Insured

Jan. 18, 2017

While many Americans are taking advantage of retail clinics, it seems not all consumers are accessing this convenient, lower-cost health care option at the same rate. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) newly released Health of America (HoA) Report found the upward trend in retail clinic visits was fueled by consumers who obtained health insurance through an employer.

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