BOSTON, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew Dreyfus, President & CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, released the following statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act proposed by U.S. Senate:
"At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, our highest priority is to ensure that quality health coverage is accessible and affordable for our members, employer customers, and the community.
While the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act contains certain short-term provisions to stabilize health insurance markets, in the long term the bill's significant Medicaid cuts would result in the loss of health coverage for millions of Americans. In short, the Senate bill undermines meaningful progress that our state and nation have made to extend the peace of mind and security of insurance coverage to those who need it the most.
We believe there is a better path available to Senate leaders: stabilize insurance markets in the short term and work toward bipartisan solutions that will create a high-quality, sustainable, and affordable health care system.
We look forward to continuing to play a constructive role as a trusted resource in shaping the future of health care."
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts