The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says it will withhold financial support from the members of Congress who challenged the Electoral College vote results last week.
The Chicago-based group represents Anthem Inc., Health Care Service Corp., and 34 other U.S. insurers that have the rights to use the Blue Cross trademark, the Blue Shield trademark, or both trademarks.
For the 2019-2020 contribution period, the association operated the 14th biggest federal political action committee, according to Federal Election Commission data analyzed by OpenSecrets.org.
The Blues spent $2.3 million over that period, with 48.2% of the contributions going to Democrats and 51.8% going to Republicans.
Kim Keck, the Blues’ new president, described the the association’s new contribution approach in a statement the Blues issued in response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and to votes by some members of Congress against accepting Electoral College results.