On Thursday, March 29th, Jay McQuaide, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, met with members of the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce to discuss the rising cost of health care and the efforts they are putting forward to make a difference.
In recent years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts introduced a number of strategies to reduce costs; including their new provider payment model which has received national attention. They also have new products and services that more deeply engage their members in their health care decisions.
The cost of Health Care is one of the biggest challenges facing our community today. It is making our businesses less competitive, squeezing the budgets of government at every level, and consuming too much of family incomes.
We all have a stake in better understanding the issues. We all know we need to do things differently to keep care affordable.