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Blue Cross Is no Nonprofit, So Tax It, Citizen Tells California
Courthouse News Service

A taxpayer demands that California tax Blue Cross and Blue Shield as the profit-making organizations they are, not, as they fictionally describe themselves, as nonprofits. Michael D. Myers sued the State Board of Equalization et al. in Superior Court, seeking writ of mandamus for them to “perform their respective ministerial duties.” Defendants include Insurance Commissioner David Jones and state Controller John Chiang. Defendants as real parties in interest are California Physicians’ Service dba Blue Shield of California, and Blue Cross of California dba Anthem Blue Cross, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wellpoint.