Using the emergency room in non-emergency situations drives up health care costs for all Texans. In this edition of Blue Promise, we talk the root causes of these high costs and what individuals can do to protect themselves. Dr. Vivian Ho, a health economist at Rice University's Baker Institute, Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX North Texas Market President, and co-host Ross Blackstone, BCBSTX Director of Strategic Influence, join Dr. McCoy for this discussion. You can listen to the complete discussion in podcast form on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2KyH87U) and SoundCloud (https://bit.ly/2jncyl6).
Blue Promise is an online video blog and podcast that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter experts. New editions are published regularly and are hosted by Dr. Dan McCoy, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.