We know that many of our members have questions about the current state of health care reform in our country. While the future is still uncertain, we want you to know that we are working with our elected federal officials, as well as our state lawmakers and regulators, to ensure that Kansans have access to high-quality health care at a price they can afford. We invited BCBSKS Director of Government Relations Sunee Mickle to provide an update on how things are progressing in Washington, D.C.
Every few years, a milestone birthday or anniversary comes along that gives one pause to reflect on the past, celebrate the good times, and look ahead to the future. As a company, we have a special opportunity to do that during 2017 as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas marks 75 years in business. We are a locally owned and operated company that has been part of the Kansas landscape since 1942.
Have you ever looked beyond your copay to see the true cost of your medication? The next time you pick up a prescription, look at the total cost – the amount your insurance covers plus your share of the expense. You will quickly discover that drugs are expensive!
Getting a prescription filled is something we are all familiar with. But when your doctor is writing you a prescription, do you think to ask for the generic version of the drug that is being prescribed?
Although you’re unlikely to confuse us with your neighborhood drugstore, you may be surprised to know we do have pharmacists on staff here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). Our pharmacists are crucial to helping our company make decisions about prescription drugs, pharmacies and maintaining professional relationships with providers.