This weekend, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) made an announcement that it would stop making contributions through its political action committee (PAC) to some lawmakers. BCBSA owns and manages the Blue Cross and Blue Shield trademarks and names and licenses them to 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross Blue Shield companies.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) takes a nonpartisan, industry leadership role in working with lawmakers at the federal and state level to advocate for a stable health care system that promotes innovation and expands access to quality, cost-effective health care. This has included participation in policy development efforts on both sides of the aisle.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
For 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has been committed to meeting the health care financing needs of Oklahomans. As the state's oldest and largest private health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides health care benefit plans for more than 800,000 Oklahomans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.