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A Radical Proposal to Convert the Assets of Blue Shield of California
Nonprofit Quarterly

Michael Johnson, quoted in Rick Cohen’s newswire of last week talking about some of the same issues, is the former Director of Public Policy at Blue Shield of California. As readers may remember, Blue Shield recently had its state tax exemption revoked because it was acting more like a for-profit than a nonprofit.

Now, Johnson has written in a blog at about his own resignation from that organization two weeks ago. As Cohen reported earlier, he has “launched a campaign to pressure Blue Shield to put its nonprofit assets to work for the good of the community.”