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Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in King v. Burwell

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 25, 2015) --- Paul Markovich, president and CEO, released the following statement in response to the Court’s ruling:

Blue Shield of California is pleased that the Court upheld the legality of federal subsidies for all individuals purchasing coverage under the Affordable Care Act. We look forward to continuing our efforts to improve affordability and access to care for all Californians.

Contact: Sean Barry, 415-229-5359,

Background on Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan with 3.5 million members, 5,000 employees and more than $13 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California provides health, dental, vision, and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $325 million over the past ten years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit