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Blue Shield to buy 20,000-member GEMCare health plan
San Francisco Business Times

Blue Shield of California has agreed to buy the 20,000-enrollee GEMCare Health Plan from San Francisco-based Dignity Health and select doctors in the GEMCare IPA physicians group. GEMCare, based in Bakersfield, has 8,000 Medicare enrollees and 12,000 commercial or group health enrollees in Kern County and the Central Coast area, where it’s marketed as Physicians Choice Health Plan, according to the parties.

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