Blue Cross Blue Shield – Write to your Legislator

Appleton Area Health Services is not included in Blue Cross Blue Shield’s individual market plan Sanford Connect which has a limited health insurance provider network. This could mean your most convenient option for care will not be covered. This does NOT affect Medicare recipients. We’re disappointed that our patients in southwest Minnesota will now have limited options. Read Kathy Johnson, CEO’s response in the Appleton Press by clicking here. Here is how you may be affected by the limited network option:

• You’ll have to drive to another community for your care.
• You can’t keep the provider you know and trust.
• You may have difficulty setting up appointments due to insufficient capacity of in-network providers to handle new patients.

Please contact Minnesota officials about your concerns. Click here for sample letter

The Appleton area is covered under District 17A. Below is contact information:

Representative Tim Miller
415 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

Phone: 651-296-4228

Senator Andrew R. Lang
95 University Avenue W.
Minnesota Senate Bldg., Room 3205
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 296-4918