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Scripps: Proton center unchalllenged by Blue Cross move
San Diego Union-Tribune

Scripps Health said Thursday that a decision by Blue Shield of California to stop covering proton beam therapy for prostate cancer will not challenge the financial viability of a new $230 million proton therapy center set to open in October.

On Thursday, Blue Shield confirmed that it has notified doctors that it will stop paying for the treatment on Oct. 28. The insurance company cited cost effectiveness as the main reason.