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7/9/2014
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Wellpoint Inc. subsidiary Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. was slapped with a proposed false advertising class action in California court on Tuesday alleging the insurer misled consumers regarding details of individual health plans offered under the...
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7/9/2014
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On Tuesday, Consumer Watchdog filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions" of consumers who enrolled in its health plans about which physicians and hospitals were included in their provider networks, Kaiser Health News...
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7/9/2014
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Amid growing scrutiny statewide, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another consumer lawsuit over its use of narrow networks in Obamacare coverage. Six Anthem policyholders sued California's largest for-profit health insurer Tuesday in state court, accusing...
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7/9/2014
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Alan Trounson, until very recently president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), has accepted a position on the board of StemCells, Inc., a company that has had $19,399,504 in grants from CIRM. If the clinical trials that CIRM is partly...
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7/9/2014
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Blue Cross vastly misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks and other key health plan contract terms in order to increase sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31, according to a new...
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7/9/2014
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A consumer group said Wednesday it has filed a class action lawsuit that accuses a top California health insurer of fraud and unfair business practices allegedly intended to lure customers into buying its health insurance plans.
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7/9/2014
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A Southern California nonprofit filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Anthem Blue Cross misled millions of customers when rolling out its plans under the Affordable Care Act, leaving many enrollees on the hook for large out-of-pocket...
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7/8/2014
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About $250 million in planned health insurance premium increases in California during a 15-month period that ended in 2013 were excessive, according to a report released Wednesday by Consumer Watchdog, Reuters reports. Consumer Watchdog is supporting a November ballot...
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7/8/2014
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StemCells Inc.’s board of directors now includes the former president of the California stem cell agency that gave the company $19.4 million in research funding. StemCells Inc., a Newark company developing stem cell-based therapies, said Monday Dr. Alan Trounson...
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7/8/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

The San Francisco Chronicle today carried a story on the appointment of Alan Trounson, former president of the $3 billion California stem cell agency, to the board of  StemCells, Inc., which has received $19.4 million from the research program. Trounson’s...