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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina invites you to learn how we’re fighting to rein in medical costs, and how you can too.
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from Blue Asks You 2011
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April 1, 2011
Tommie commented on April 4, 2011
The biggest health issue in my community is that there are not enough clinics for people who can't afford insurance to be able to go to.
Jake R. commented on April 4, 2011
There are enough doctors, clinics and safe places to exercise where I live, but there is a real struggle to find healthy food. This is particularly true if you do your shopping at lower cost grocery stores. These stores push their cholesterol boosting, blood-pressure increasing frozen snacks and meals on their consumers. Its difficult to push through those to get to fresh veggies and fish.
amerr1216 commented on April 17, 2011
They aren't asking the biggest health risk. It is the COST of premiums and the high copays and deductibles. We simply can not afford to go to the doctor. By the time we are forced to go, the disease has progressed to the point of no return. The higher deductibles and copays are really hurting BCBS. For instance, a person with the beginning of cancer can be treated easier and cheaper than someone with an advanced case. The inability to pay the copay/deductible prevents people from going until the disease has advanced to point hey have to go. By that time, treatment is long, time consuming and very costly. WAKE UP BCBS. YOU ARE KILLING US WITH YOUR OUTRAGES COPAYS AND DEDUCTIBLES.
fran123 commented on April 19, 2011
Unless we significantly raise taxes (think Sweden) the USA will never have free health care. Free health care is for Medicare & Medicaid recipients, those with great pensions, and government jobs. I'm a nurse at a major NC teaching hospital. 85% of our pts DO NOT pay their hospital bills. They know they WILL be admitted, and will be cared for, and when their bill comes they won't pay it.
pamela r. commented on August 5, 2011
even with insurance, the copays and deductibles have gotten so outrageous that most people, including myself, have not been able to go to the doctor to follow up with health issues!