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WellPoint’s buying 1-800-Contacts may portend a troubling trend
Los Angeles Times

At first glance, there doesn’t seem anything untoward about WellPoint, the insurance giant that owns Anthem Blue Cross, buying contact-lens retailer 1-800-Contacts.

The deal “further diversifies the company’s revenue stream” and enhances “our efforts to build trusted relationships with consumers across the entire country,” said Angela Braly, WellPoint’s chief exec.