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Policy Issues

 Your Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan is working every day to make health care more affordable for you and your fellow New Yorker.

Making healthcare more affordable starts with understanding rising hospital costs, drug costs, and hidden healthcare taxes.

NYSCOP develops comprehensive fact sheets and compiles resources on topics including prescription drugs, premium drivers, and taxes regularly. Click any of the links below to view recently published fact sheets and resources.

Hidden Healthcare Taxes

Hidden state taxes on private health insurance are directly increasing the price of premiums.

Rising Drug costs

Skyrocketing prescription drug costs continue to be largest driver of health insurance costs.

Rising hospital costs

Hospital systems are increasing costs for services while trying to avoid transparency regulations.