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Blue Cross Blue Shield N.C. launches health reform Web site

Posted June 9, 2009 6:37 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina's largest health insurance provider launched a Web site Tuesday to help consumers understand its viewpoint on the president's health national insurance plan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield says President Barack Obama's national health insurance plan could have a negative impact on quality care. It is concerned how a policy would have an impact on its business.

It launched www.nchealthreform.com, which company spokesman Lew Borman said, is to serve as an information resource as the issue evolves.

"Now people can see for themselves what we believe," Borman said. "The Web site demonstrates what we said all along – we strongly support health care reform, and we believe all Americans should have health insurance."

Obama has said that one of the top priorities for his administration is to provide affordable, accessible health coverage to every American. He has maintained that a government-run plan could be more affordable for Americans who have trouble purchasing insurance.