Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas' (BCBSTX) executives advocate for public health in communities across the entire state of Texas. Scroll down to read articles and watch videos that reflect their thought-provoking dialogue within the health care industry. Additional conversations can be found on Blue Promise , a podcast and video blog that aims to address complicated health issues through candid discussions.
IN A PANDEMIC, CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT
Aug. 17, 2020
BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain emphasizes the importance of children getting vaccinations as flu season approaches. Read this Texas Tribune article to learn how The Caring Foundation of Texas is making immunizations more accessible to medically underserved children in Dallas and Houston school districts.
TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT VIRTUAL DOCTOR VISIT
Aug. 3, 2020
Telemedicine has seen a surge in growth this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Texas Health Care Delivery, sat down with KHOU’s Great Day Houston to provide helpful tips for your next virtual doctor visit.
HOW BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS IS HELPING THE COMMUNITY
July 1, 2020
When COVID-19 forced thousands of people out of their jobs, it also separated them from their health insurance. So what options do you have? Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer, spoke with KHOU’s Great Day Houston about what options are available. For more information, visit HereForYouTX.com or call 855-453-5944.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BCBSTX CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER AT SANITAS MEDICAL CENTER
June 22, 2020
Go behind the scenes in health care in this video with Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer. Earlier this year, he visited the Sanitas Medical Center in Richardson, Texas. The doctor becomes the patient in this candid look at the unique centers now available in the Dallas and Houston metroplexes. Learn more at mysanitas.com/tx.
LOSING A JOB DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN LOSING HEALTH INSURANCE
June 1, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unfortunate that many people have lost their jobs and with it, their health care coverage. Since mid-March, more than 1.4 million Texans have filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain writes about Texans’ options for health care coverage in this Dallas Business Journal article .
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD EXPANDING INSURANCE TO HELP THE RECENTLY UNEMPLOYED
May 12, 2020
Newly unemployed and workers with reduced hours may be eligible to sign up for health insurance during a special enrollment period. Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX chief medical officer, joined We Are Austin to discuss Texans’ options for signing up for coverage.
COVID-19 RELIEF: COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION RECEIVES $1M FROM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS FOR PPE, CHILD CARE, AND SENIORS
April 22, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCBSTX is supporting Communities Foundation of Texas to provide personal protective equipment and childcare access for health care workers as well as meal and grocery delivery for seniors in Texas. Learn more in this Dallas Innovates article , featuring BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy.
BIG LONE STAR STATE BREWERY AND POWERHOUSE COMPANY DONATE $1.5 MILLION TO HELP TEXANS
April 20, 2020
Through the TX Restaurant Relief Fund, we’re partnering with the Texas Restaurant Association, Whataburger and Chipotle to keep restaurant operations open and feed first-responders across Texas during COVID-19. BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy provides more details in this CultureMap Houston article .
CONFRONTING COVID-19 Q&A SERIES
April 15, 2020
BCBSTX has monitored on a daily, sometimes hourly basis, the evolving dynamics of the COVID-19 virus to understand how it is impacting our members and Texas communities. Learn more about our response to the pandemic in this Dallas Regional Chamber Q&A piece .
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS WAIVING COPAYS, DEDUCTIBLES; ALLOWING NEW ENROLLMENT
April 3, 2020
BCBSTX’s members and communities are our top priority. We’re committed to helping our members stay healthy, safe and informed about COVID-19. BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy explains how the company is responding to this “extraordinary time” in the Dallas Business Journal .
CURBING HEALTHCARE HIKES
BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain says DFW is the most expensive place in the country to receive care if you have commercial insurance. Read this D CEO feature story to learn how we strive to work with our employer partners to help deliver the lowest cost of medical care while preserving the quality and access that Texans deserve.
VIRTUAL DOCTOR VISITS WON'T STOP CORONAVIRUS, BUT THEY'LL HELP THE WALKING WORRIED SURVIVE IT
March 22, 2020
Telemedicine is one tool health care providers are using in the fight against the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain contributed to a Dallas Morning News article about how virtual visits are helping providers manage routine inquiries while saving critical equipment and supplies for those who are directly handling the pandemic.
BLUE CROSS ADDS BENEFITS SOLUTIONS FOR ENERGY SECTOR COMPANIES
March 18, 2020
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is launching Blue Energy Solutions to help benefits administrators in the energy industry reduce healthcare costs. BCBSTX covers 800,000 energy workers across the country, and will focus on analytics, communication, and access for oil and gas companies. Learn more in this D CEO Healthcare article featuring BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy.
TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY GALA RECOGNIZES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
March 7, 2020
BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by the Tarleton State University Alumni Association at their 2020 gala. You can read more about his accomplishments and the other honorees in this The Flash Today write-up .
THROUGH BOOM AND BUST, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ENERGY SOLUTIONS SUPPORTS ENERGY CUSTOMERS
March 3, 2020
We know a one-size-fits-all approach to health insurance doesn't work for businesses in the energy sector. Learn how we are serving this unique industry through Blue Cross Blue Shield Energy Solutions in this BCBSTX Newsroom post written by Darrell Beckett, BCBSTX Divisional Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
LGBTQ+ SYMPOSIUM PANEL ADDRESSES INCLUSION IN CORPORATE SPACES
Feb. 27, 2020
BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain spoke on a panel about Dallas' evolving view of human rights and equality at the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth’s LGBTQ Global Symposium on Equality & Human Rights. Check out a recap of the event in the Southern Methodist University Daily Campus .
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD BOOSTING UH MED SCHOOL’S PRIMARY CARE EFFORTS
Jan. 22, 2020
Training primary care physicians is a crucial step toward building a health care system that is patient-centric and less complicated. BCBSTX’s new partnership with the University of Houston College of Medicine will help lower health care costs and improve quality. Learn more about the project in this Houston Chronicle article featuring BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy.