If you compare Blue Shield of California to other health insurers, you'll find obvious reasons not to pick it, like its inferior quality scores and highest-in-the-state rate of consumer complaints of any of the major health plans. But the problems with Blue Shield run far deeper than its poor customer service. 

Blue Shield claims to be guided by its roots as a nonprofit organization, advertising itself as “For care, not profit." Yet Blue Shield acts nothing like a nonprofit. It has amassed a surplus of over $4 billion, pays multi-million dollar executive salaries, and charges among the highest rates in California. In 2014, the state revoked Blue Shield's tax exemption after finding that it was not serving the public good.

Even worse, Blue Shield’s corporate leaders have been quietly scheming for years to steer billions of dollars in public, nonprofit assets into private hands--and they are on the brink of getting away with it. That's $10 billion that won't be available to meet public healthcare needs if Blue Shield is not stopped.

I'm a former Blue Shield Director of Public Policy who resigned in protest and is fighting to expose and prevent this massive rip-off. If enough of us stand up, we can stop Blue Shield. Please sign this petition. For more on Blue Shield’s abuses see my blog posts and news coverage of the campaign.