Blue Cross has warned that its “investment in America is in peril.”
“America is in the midst of a political crisis,” the company said in a new report titled “America in Crisis: Our Country is in Trouble.”
“Our country needs to have the confidence to rebuild and be a beacon for the world,” Blue Cross CEO Julie Gartenberg said in the report.
“But this cannot happen without strong leadership from both parties.”
Gartenberg was speaking at a White House event on Tuesday, just days after President Donald Trump signed a $20 trillion tax cut into law, which Republicans have said is the best they could muster in order to get a tax increase approved.
Trump has threatened to cancel the tax cut if Democrats vote for it, and Democrats are threatening to vote against the bill, calling it an amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Gartenburg told the White House audience that Americans are tired of “political paralysis” and that they “don’t want to have any more of it.”
She added: “It’s time to make America strong again.
It’s time for us to make the world strong again.”
The National Review, the publication of the conservative Heritage Foundation, wrote in a post titled “Why You Shouldn’t Buy Blue Cross Blue Shield: The Next Great Healthcare Company?”
The Blue Cross is the largest private health insurer in the United States and is known for its innovative and affordable care plans.
Blue Cross’ shares have climbed more than 40% over the past year.
The company has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, including a lawsuit filed by the Center for Responsive Politics, which alleged that the company paid doctors more than $1 million in bonuses in exchange for their cooperation with the federal government.
Gartenenberg also criticized Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren for criticizing the ACA, calling the Massachusetts Democrat “irresponsible and unprincipled” for doing so.
The Senate’s health care bill is the centerpiece of Republican efforts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.