Blue Cross Could Be Big Winner in Senate Bill


A compromised announced this morning by members of the United States Senate regarding a “government option” as part of the health care reform bill, stipulates that any insurer can offer a plan through exchanges, however “the plan itself would have to be non-profit.” That leaves two  key players; Kaiser and Blue Cross.  For profit carriers like Aetna and United HealthCare would not be allowed to compete for business through the exchanges.

Editor’s Note: We expect easy passage of this bill – pundits report there are 60 votes “in the bag”.  A vote may take place as soon as next week.

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