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Class Claims Blue Shield Prices Out the Sick
Courthouse News Service

Blue Shield of California forces older, sicker policyholders into low-benefit coverage with high deductibles, and excludes some from coverage completely, customers claim in a federal class action. Lead plaintiffs Robert Martin and Deborah Goodwin claim Blue Shield has been manipulating California’s “dual-regulator” health insurance system by closing blocks of health plans under one agency and opening up new ones under the other.