Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Fraud
4:56 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

KC Area Public Workers Named In Wellness Fraud Indictments

Sealed federal indictment papers were opened after some arrests.
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).

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Health
6:20 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Mayor Challenges Friend And City To Lose Weight

Jim Heeter (far right) engages in a friendly game of tug-of-war with Sly James and children at Operation Breakthrough. The two civic leaders wrapped up their health competition at the school earlier today.
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.

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KC Currents
11:23 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Healthy Hip Hop With Local Rapper Roy Scott

Roy Scott, president of the Lend a Hand Family Foundation.
KCUR

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.

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Transportation
6:01 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Bike Rentals Wheel Into KC

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. 

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