Blue Cross & Blue Shield Fined $13 Million

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield agreed to pay $13 million in fines and offer new health coverage to more than 2,200 Californians they dropped after the policyholders became ill. Neither company admitted wrongdoing in the state’s effort to curb what it calls abusive policies of canceling policies after policyholders incur expensive medical bills. Blue Cross will pay $10 million and Blue Shield $3 million.

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