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Consumer group sues Anthem Blue Cross over policy changes

Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2010

A consumer group sued Anthem Blue Cross, accusing the health insurer of violating California law by closing certain policies to new members while illegally offering remaining customers alternative plans with fewer benefits at higher rates. Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog says in its lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, that Anthem closes "blocks of health insurance business" without offering comparable options, the Los Angeles Times reports.