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Few Californians benefiting from rescission settlements
Los Angeles Times

Only a small fraction of eligible Californians have benefited from agreements that Anthem Blue Cross and other insurers made to settle accusations that they systematically and illegally dropped sick policyholders to avoid paying for their care, a report due out Wednesday finds. In settlements with the state Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance, California’s largest health insurance companies agreed to offer new coverage to nearly 6,000 people they dropped after they were diagnosed with cancer and other serious conditions.