The Craig Fahle Show

Rick Pluta on Blue Cross Blue Shield Proposal

Wednesday September 19, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder recently proposed that health care provider Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS) lose it's tax-exempt status, which could mean a $100-million boost in tax dollars for the state and a faster regulatory process for BCBS. The Affordable Care Act would cause BCBS to lose it's competitive edge as Michigan's "carrier of last resort." Craig speaks with Rick Pluta, Managing Editor at Michigan Public Radio, about Gov. Snyder's proposal and how it could affect BCBS and other health care providers throughout the state.

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