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Advocates Ratchet Up Pressure on Blue Shield To Increase Foundation Funding
California Healthline

About a dozen consumer advocate groups added their voices last week to a letter urging Blue Shield of California to increase its annual funding to the Blue Shield Foundation, as a condition of approval by the Department of Managed Health Care for its merger with Care 1st Health Plan. “After its approved merger with Care1st, we are puzzled why Blue Shield would think that it would be OK to get bigger but make its commitments smaller,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, in a written statement.