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Blue Shield coverage of care at UCLA medical centers may end
Los Angeles Times

A contract dispute between one of California’s largest health insurers and UCLA could force thousands of patients at the university’s medical centers to seek treatment elsewhere if the disagreement is not resolved by the end of December.

Executives from Blue Shield of California and the University of California’s health system are quarreling over reimbursement rates for medical treatment at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and nearby Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.