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Customers call foul on Blue Shield of California’s decision to dump Stanford
Becker's Hospital Review

In early October, Blue Shield of California said it is booting Stanford (Calif.) Hospital and Palo Alto, Calif.-based Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital out of its individual and family plan networks next year due to high costs. That decision isn’t sitting well with some customers, who say the insurer is raising premiums while decreasing their access to quality healthcare, according to a San Francisco Business Times report.

However, Blue Shield said premium rates for 2016 would have increased even more if it hadn’t kicked Stanford out of the networks.