Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Jim McLean / Heartland Health Monitor

Former Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says members of Congress should set aside partisan differences and fix problems with the Affordable Care Act.

Failing to do so, she warns, could hasten consideration of a single-payer system.

A company that issues health care ID cards for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and other insurers said it had experienced a data breach that may affect more than 400,000 Missouri policyholders.

Newkirk Products Inc. said the breached data varied by plan but generally only included information found on members’ ID cards.

Kelly Cannon, a spokeswoman for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, said financial and medical information was not exposed.

Dan Verbeck / KCUR

A federal indictment alleges seven Kansas City area public employees used a novel approach to defrauding a wellness program promoted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (BCBSKC).

Mayor Challenges Friend And City To Lose Weight

Nov 1, 2012
Elana Gordon / KCUR

A rather public weight loss competition among two prominent city leaders came to a close today, but organizers say broader efforts are just beginning.


Roy Scott loves music. He was 12 when he first started writing lyrics, 15 when he started to produce his own beats. He became part of the underground “gangster rap” subculture. This is when Scott became “Macc James,” a member of the Chop It Up Clicc. But as Scott got older with kids of his own, he realized the power and influence music can have on young people’s lives.

Bike Rentals Wheel Into KC

Jan 26, 2012

Residents will soon have new way to get around downtown Kansas City.  The advocacy group BikeWalkKC, with help from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, has announced its launching a bike share program.