Blue Cross Blue Shield


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Blue Cross Blue Shield is an insurance agency for both hospital and physician services.

2nd Amendment
Blue Cross Blue Shield is listed as a corporate donor of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress. The Center of American Progress has proposed sweeping new restrictions on guns and is in favor of stronger gun control. Blue Cross Blue Shield has been listed by the NRA due to the company directly lending corporate support to gun control initiatives or having taken a position supporting gun control. (Center for American Progress Website, https://www.americanprogress.org/about/c3-our-supporters/, Accessed 1/21/15) (Philip Rucker, “Liberal Think Tank Proposes Sweeping New Restrictions On Guns,” The Washington Post, 1/13/05) (NRA Website, “National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies”, www.nraila.org, 08/01/10)

Environment 
Blue Cross Blue Shield is listed as a corporate donor of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress supports a carbon tax and other liberal environmental policies. (Center for American Progress Website, https://www.americanprogress.org/about/c3-our-supporters/, Accessed 1/21/15) (Ryan Koronowski, “A Price Is Right: Carbon Tax Has Very Broad, Bipartisan Support (Outside Of Congress),” ThinkProgress, 5/8/13) (“Inside The Times,” The New York Times, 4/14/12) (“Walmart Joins GHG Lifecycle Fray,” Carbon Control News, 3/1/10)

Marriage 
Blue Cross Blue Shield is listed as a corporate donor of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress applauded the Supreme Court rulings against voter-enacted gay marriage ban and DOMA. The Human Rights Coalition rates Blue Cross Blue Shield by regional headquarters. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has a rating of 100, while Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina rates a 70. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts also signed a filing to the Supreme Court asking it to overturn California’s ban of same-sex marriage. (Center for American Progress Website, https://www.americanprogress.org/about/c3-our-supporters/, Accessed 1/21/15) (CAP Website, http://americanprogress.org, Accessed 6/23/14) (Human Rights Campaign Buyers Guide, www.hrc.org, Accessed 7/31/13) (Human Rights Campaign Buyers Guide, www.hrc.org, Accessed 7/31/13) (Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, No. 12-307, www.americanbenefitscouncils.com, 02/27/13)

Life
Blue Cross Blue Shield is listed as a corporate donor of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress advocates for abortion and listed repeal of partial-birth abortion as “Good News.” Blue Cross Blue Shield has also contributed to United Way, an organization that funds Planned Parenthood programs. (Center for American Progress Website, https://www.americanprogress.org/about/c3-our-supporters/, Accessed 1/21/15) (Center For American Progress Website, http://americanprogress.org, Accessed 1/10/13) (Center For American Progress Website, http://www.americanprogress.org, Accessed 1/10/13) (http://thinkprogress.org/tag/abortion/, Accessed 6/25/14) (United Way Website, http://ecm.supportunitedway.org/node/2092, Accessed 3/9/15) (United Way Website, http://www.unitedway.org/pages/contact-us/#12, Accessed 8/2/13)

Education
Blue Cross Blue Shield has remained neutral on the issue of education.

Immigration
BCBS is a partner of the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Accessed 6/22/16.
LULAC advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 6/22/16.
Blue Cross Blue Shield sponsored the 2015 USHCC annual meeting, Accessed 6/22/16.
USHCC advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 6/22/16.