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Blue Cross cancels Natividad contract; hospital vows to keep costs the same
Monterey Herald

Natividad Medical Center vowed Tuesday to keep out-of-pocket costs for its Anthem Blue Cross patients the same despite the insurer’s cancellation of Natividad’s contract for inpatient and outpatient services.

“We’re telling the public we will protect you,” said hospital CEO Harry Weis. “We hope to do the right thing in terms of partnering with the community.”

The contract ended Sunday after Natividad and the insurance company failed to reach agreement over reimbursement rates for services, the hospital said.