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Blue Shield of California is accused of overcharging for safety-net insurance
Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles woman sued Blue Shield of California on Wednesday, accusing the nonprofit health plan of overcharging thousands of policyholders who bought safety-net insurance for people who were sick or jobless.

Amalia Lample said in her lawsuit that Blue Shield, the state’s second-largest not-for-profit insurer, knowingly exceeded maximum insurance rates set by the state and falsely reported to regulators that the charges stayed within official guidelines.

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