blue cross blue shield http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Blue Cross Blue Shield Responds to Healthcare Overhaul Decision http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blue-cross-blue-shield-responds-healthcare-overhaul-decision <p>The Supreme Court, in a five-four decision, upheld the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The&nbsp;justices ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional under the commerce clause, but&nbsp;<em>can</em>&nbsp;go ahead as a tax.</p><p>The individual mandate requires that all&nbsp;people&nbsp;must buy health insurance. For insurance companies, that means they&rsquo;ll be getting a large, new pool of customers. In Wyoming, 17-percent of the population is currently uninsured, compared to a nationwide average of 16-percent. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:45:33 +0000 Irina Zhorov 26234 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Blue Cross Blue Shield Responds to Healthcare Overhaul Decision Insurance Companies Hold Their Breath Over ACA Decision http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/insurance-companies-hold-their-breath-over-aca-decision <p>Wyoming&rsquo;s largest health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield says they&rsquo;re unsure what effects will be felt in the state should the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Wendy Curran is with Blue Cross Blue Shield. She says the insurance giant has been working hard to get up-to-date with provisions laid out by the ACA. However, should the act be struck down, she says many of the acts provisions would likely remain. But all eyes are on one key provision:</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:40:50 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 21739 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Insurance Companies Hold Their Breath Over ACA Decision