The model of affordability. BlueSelect offers a smaller, but still quality, hospital network than Preferred-Care, so it comes with a smaller price tag. This network works best for employees living in the 5-county Kansas City metro area. (Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri. Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.) Those outside the metropolitan Kansas City area are eligible to enroll, but must visit a BlueSelect hospital or provider for benefits to be paid at the in-network level. Outside the 32-county Blue KC service area, BlueSelect members have access to the BlueCard network.