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Trial begins over lawsuit targeting Anthem Blue Cross
Los Angeles Times - Lisa Girion

Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross refused to pay for a California produce merchant to get a liver transplant in Indiana because the company wanted to save money, a lawyer for the patient told jurors Monday. But a lawyer for the state’s largest for-profit insurer argued that the patient, Ephram Nehme, was not sick enough to qualify for an exception to his policy’s requirement that transplants be performed in Blue Cross-contracted hospitals in California.

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