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Consumer group sues Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem Blue Cross has not only given health care reform new life but is now a defendant in a lawsuit. Consumer Watchdog brought suit last Monday in the Ventura County Superior Court, my old stomping grounds. Anthem has an office … Continue reading

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Anthem Blue Cross may have stepped in it with rate increase

California’s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is expected to raise premiums by 30 to 39 percent on an unknown number of its 800,000 members. The announcement isn’t sitting well with a wide range of people — from government … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO seeks investigation of health care insurance premiums

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday urged some state insurance commissioners to investigate how the costs of insurers’ lobbying to defeat health-insurance reform are affecting premiums. “We believe that health insurance providers’ lobbying expenditures have led to excessive rate hikes,” … Continue reading

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Insurers Have Given $4 Million to Committees

It’s back to school and 52 insurance companies or their subsidiaries have an assignment due today: they must disclose their financial records, including details on executive pay and entertainment expenditures, to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) [Wikipedia] … Continue reading

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Senator Enzi’s ties to health insurance industry

Max Baucus [VoteSmart] [OpenSecrets] isn’t the only senator who may be taking his health care cues from insurance companies. WellPoint Inc., recently revealed to have influenced Baucus’s health care framework, also has notable ties to Gang of Six Senator Mike … Continue reading

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Blue Cross hits 114,000 Michigan families with 22% rate hike

In the past few days, 114,000 Michigan households have received bad-news letters from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, socking individual health insurance subscribers with premium increases averaging 22%, effective Oct. [Political Carnival] Public option anyone?

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Nevadans Demonstrate for Health Care Reform; Wellpoint fights back

Photo: Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun Demonstrators, who gathered at the intersection of Fort Apache and Russell roads in Las Vegas, want healthcare reform. But Wellpoint, a major critic of a government-run health insurance plan, will have … Continue reading

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