Yavapai Lawmakers Urge Yavapai Regional Medical Center to Reconsider Decision to Drop Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – In a letter sent Monday to Dr. Anthony Torres, President and CEO of Dignity Health, state lawmakers for Yavapai County urged Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) to reconsider its decision to end “in-network” services with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ).

District 1 State Representatives Quang Nguyen and Selina Bliss, and Senator Ken Bennett, expressed concern with YRMC’s decision, explaining that patients who are currently insured with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will be forced to pay higher “out-of-network” rates to continue accessing services with YRMC or to switch doctors and travel long distances to obtain affordable care options, all creating a significant hardship for thousands of county residents, especially those who are elderly.

Quang Nguyen is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives serving Legislative District 1 in Yavapai County and is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Follow him on Twitter at @QuangNguyenAZ.

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