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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 Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backtracking away from its previous requirement that certain members with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS and cancer, buy prescription drugs from a mail-order pharmacy. The decision comes just weeks after consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog filed a class-action lawsuit against Anthem, claiming its policy was...
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...
News Story
1/25/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
San Diego, CA: An insurance lawsuit has been filed against Blue Cross of California, alleging a new program run by the company amounts to discrimination. In addition to claims of discrimination, the lawsuit alleges Blue Cross is guilty of bad faith insurance, not because policyholders have had their insurance claim denied, but because the new...
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...