We denounce the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Every person should have the right to control their own health care decisions, including the right to abortion care.
Berlin, Vermont — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont denounces the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Every person should have the right to control their own health care decisions, including the right to abortion care. The consequences of this action will block millions of women from obtaining critical health care.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont will continue to advocate for our employees and our members’ right to obtain abortion care. Blue Cross is planning to offer a Travel Rider as an option to cover expenses for members who are forced to travel in order to receive health care services. No court or legislature should have the ability to decide when someone should become a parent based on their zip code or economic status. That is a decision that should be made between an individual and their health care provider and we will protect that ability for our members.
We urge Vermonters to vote in November to support Article 22, the Reproductive Liberty Amendment, which will amend the Constitution of the State of Vermont to ensure that every Vermonter’s right to personal reproductive liberty is protected into the future.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is Vermont’s only local, not-for-profit health plan. For over 30 years, the company has been enhancing the health and well-being of the Vermonters we serve by offering innovative plans to individuals, older Vermonters, and businesses. Our employees are dedicated to developing new ways to support high-quality care, programs, and events that promote wellness. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.