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Los Angeles city attorney sues health insurer for canceling coverage

San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2008

Los Angeles' city attorney has sued Anthem Blue Cross, accusing the company of unlawfully canceling the coverage of thousands of California residents after they filed medical claims. The complaint says Anthem, its parent company, WellPoint Inc., and another subsidiary illegally revoked the policies of as many as 6,000 members and duped all 500,000 individual policyholders into thinking their coverage would help them if they got sick.