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Employers caught in limbo with Sutter Health, Blue Shield rift
Sacramento Business Journal

Brokers and employers remained in limbo as a nasty contract dispute between Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California stretched into its fourth week. As of late Wednesday, the two sides were still talking. If they don’t reach a deal, as many as 280,000 patients across Northern California — including 31,000 in the Sacramento region — may have to change doctors or their health plan. Some employers knew negotiations weren’t going well and had a heads-up before the contract expired Dec. 31.

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