Regence and Mercy still working towards an agreement

By Angela Dowling, President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon | November 02, 2014

You may have read or heard that an agreement has been reached between Regence and Mercy. Unfortunately, this is inaccurate. Quite simply, as of November 20, we do not have an agreement.

Providing quality, affordable care requires partnership – and right now Mercy's out-of-state owners are not holding up their end of the bargain.

Here are facts:

  • Last week we sent a proposal that fulfils the terms Mercy has privately and publicly stated they were seeking.
  • They’ve since responded with a proposal that would further increase the cost of care for our members.
  • Mercy then issued a press release falsely representing that we’ve reached an agreement, using our previous public statements out of context.

We’ll continue to work with Mercy in hopes of reaching an agreement and holding them to their word. Throughout the negotiations, our position has remained firm: We have a responsibility to hold the line on costs for our members and help keep care affordable in Roseburg.

Regence deeply apologizes for any confusion and inconvenience this situation has caused, and we’ll continue sharing timely, factual updates as we work towards a resolution.




Angela Dowling

President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon



Editor’s Note: Regence and Mercy reached an agreement on December 22, 2014. Please read here for more. 


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