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News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross has halted implementation of a program that would have required policyholders to use a mail-order pharmacy to acquire certain drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports. About Anthem's Rx Program Last fall, Anthem said it was changing its prescription drug program so that anyone seeking medication that qualified as a "...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy -- a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal. Anthem, California's largest for-profit health insurer, said in November that it was imposing the new rule for so-...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this broadcast segment. alifornia — Anthem Blue Cross has decided to suspend a controversial policy that would have required HIV patients to get their medications by mail. The move comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed by the non-profit group Consumer Watchdog. Anthem's corporate...
News Release
2/19/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- In response to consumer complaints and a class action lawsuit on behalf of HIV/AIDS patients in California, Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to suspend a program that would have barred patients from purchasing certain specialty medications at local pharmacies.  Under the program, patients would have been required to obtain...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The program, which was slated to take effect in March, would have required patients using certain drugs to buy them from a mail order pharmacy chosen by Blue Cross Weeks after a lawsuit was filed in San Diego over a program barring HIV/AIDS patients from using local pharmacies, Blue Cross of California will suspend the program. The group Consumer...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
In response to a proposed class action alleging discrimination and privacy violations, California health insurer Anthem Blue Cross has backed away from a requirement that patients with certain chronic diseases obtain drugs through a mail-order pharmacy, a consumer rights group said Tuesday. Consumer Watchdog, which filed an anti-discrimination...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross said on Tuesday that it had suspended a deadline requiring clients to enroll in a mail-order prescription program for specialty medicines by March 1, according to a spokesman. The announcement followed a class action filed by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog and the law firm Whatley Kallas arguing that the mail...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
California insurance powerhouse Anthem Blue Cross angered patients and prompted legal action with recent policy forcing Anthem HIV/AIDS patients to get their medications through one mail order pharmacy LOS ANGELES--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, which currently provides medical care and/or services to over...
Video
1/23/2013
Posted by Daniel Palay
By Michael Finney, KGO ABC-TV SAN FRANCISCO, CA SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Anthem Blue Cross has informed some of its members that their medications will now only be available by mail order, and that has some in the HIV/AIDS community really upset. Many health insurance companies give discounts to members who get their medication through the mail....
News Story
1/23/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to watch the video segment of this news broadcast. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Anthem Blue Cross has informed some of its members that their medications will now only be available by mail order, and that has some in the HIV/AIDS community really upset. Many health insurance companies give discounts to members who get their medication...