I used to fill prescriptions for a family who would literally drive across town to fill their prescriptions at my pharmacy. On their 20-mile round-trip journey, they would drive past five other pharmacies that could have filled their prescriptions. Why would they drive so far out of their way for medications when they could conveniently drive a few blocks?
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. May is National Mental Health Month and to spread awareness, we invited New Directions to share a personal story of how one person overcame their bout with depression.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas recognizes and appreciates the important roles nurses have in our everyday lives. You may be surprised to learn that we employ more than 40 nurses and that some of them work directly with our members.
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.