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Did Blue Shield dump Stanford over high costs, then raise theirs?
San Francisco Business Times

Some Blue Shield of California customers on the Peninsula say their premium rates will jump significantly in January even after Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are booted out of Blue Shield’s individual and family plan networks.

Early this month, as first reported by the Business Times, Blue Shield said it’s kicking the two Stanford hospitals out of the PPO network because of high costs, effective Jan. 1.

Entities affected include Stanford Health Care, Stanford Medical Center, Lucile Packard, Stanford Medical Group, Lucile Packard Medical Group, and Stanford’s University Health Alliance.