PORTLAND, Ore. – Regence has been an active and vocal supporter of health care reform for many years. We will continue to implement the Affordable Care Act as required, and help our members navigate the evolving health insurance marketplace. While the law expands coverage to millions of Americans, it does not meaningfully address the unsustainable rise in health care costs. It also includes a premium tax that we oppose because it increases the cost of coverage for consumers and employers. We will continue to work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to ensure affordability, security and choice.

About Regence affiliated companies
The Regence affiliated companies serve more than two million members through Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Each health plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The Regence affiliated companies are committed to improving the health of its members and communities and to transforming the health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com or follow us on Twitter.