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Dispute at Kentucky-based Norton Healthcare won't affect all Anthem patients

Louisville Courier-Journal, June 5, 2009

Some seniors received letters unnecessarily from Kentucky-based Norton Healthcare warning about higher hospital costs if Norton and health insurer Anthem don't agree on a contract. People with Anthem's standard Medicare supplements can use any hospital or doctor that accepts traditional Medicare, regardless of whether Anthem and a hospital operator have a contract in force, said Mike Lorch, a vice president of Anthem's Kentucky operations.