Executive Perspectives

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 Learn more about third-party links, a vlog and podcast hosted by Texas Plan President Dr. Dan McCoy.

Even in an emergency, you have care options

June 28, 2018

Many Texans don't understand their options when faced with an unexpected health problem. The wrong choice can result in a shocking bill. Confused about your coverage or where to go? Read this TribTalk editorial Learn more about third-party links by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López.

DFW HEALTH CARE LEADERS HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR JOINT VENTURE BY AMAZON, BERKSHIRE, JPMORGAN CHASE

June 28, 2018

North Texas Market President Dr. Paul Hain took part in a panel discussion co-hosted by the Dallas Business Journal and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Read a recap of the panel, entitled “Curbing Health Care Costs”, in the Dallas Business Journal Learn more about third-party links.

AHIP PANEL: MANAGING CHRONIC DISEASES, COMPLEX CARE

June 21, 2018

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López participated in a keynote panel discussion at AHIP’s Institute and Expo Learn more about third-party links entitled, “The Quest for Good Health: How Do We Reduce the Burden of Chronic Disease?” Read this Healthcare Dive wrap-up article Learn more about third-party links to learn more about how we are addressing social determinants of health. Dr. López also served as a 2018 AHIP Institute Social Media Ambassador.

FROM CONCEPT TO COMBAT: FIGHTING CHRONIC DISEASE IN AMERICA

June 1, 2018

Chronic conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity, are increasingly common and costly in the United States. In 2014, more than 85 percent Learn more about third-party links of all U.S. health care costs were attributable to chronic conditions. In this blog post Learn more about third-party links on AHIP’s website, Dr. Esteban López, 2018 AHIP Institute Social Media Ambassador and BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer, discusses how we can move the needle against chronic diseases in the U.S.

SAN ANTONIO SPORTS: FIT FAMILY CHALLENGE

May 23, 2018

The San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, is designed to get families active, eating better and learning about health and fitness. Learn more about the challenge in this KABB FOX 29 interview Learn more about third-party links with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López.

WHEN THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS KNOWING YOUR ER OPTIONS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY AND TIME

May 1, 2018

Many Texans don’t understand their options for care when faced with an unexpected health issue. Learn about your choices to avoid an ER visit and a potentially costly bill in this Austin Business Journal editorial Learn more about third-party links by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López.

“LIGHT IT UP BLUE” FOR AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

April 3, 2018

In recognition of Autism Awareness Day, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López sat down with Univision 62 in Austin for a live segment Learn more about third-party links. He discussed our commitment to serving children with special needs or a disability, including autism, through our STAR Kids health plan.

ARTS STUDIES LEAD TO STEM CAREERS

March 25, 2018

In this article Learn more about third-party links in the San Antonio Express-News, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López discusses the importance of arts funding in Texas schools. It has been proven that the arts lead to higher graduation rates, which lead to STEM (or science, technology, engineering and math) careers.

ADVANCING THE SCIENCE OF CANCER IN LATINOS

Feb. 23, 2018

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López was a panelist at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference at UT Health San Antonio alongside U.S. Rep. Juaquin Castro and representatives from the National Cancer Institute and the National Hispanic Medical Association. Read a recap Learn more about third-party links of the discussion in the San Antonio Express-News.

POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT: THE POWER OF PHYSICIAN LEADERS

February 2018

Value-based care presents an opportunity to deliver smarter care for better health. In this article Learn more about third-party links in Texas Medicine, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban López describes how physician leaders can advance public health and the health of our members.