Joe Whatley, of WhatleyKallas, which has an office in Birmingham, told me today that District Judge David Proctor chose the co-lead counsels during a hearing this morning. Whatley said his firm will represent the providers – doctors and clinics – and David Boies of New York and Michael Hausfeld of Washington, D.C. will represent the subscribers, or insurance plan buyers.
By Andrew Longstreth
NEW YORK | Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:50pm EST
(Reuters) – A litigation onslaught facing the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its 38 member health plans over alleged antitrust violations has snowballed ahead of a legal status conference scheduled for Thursday.
June 07, 2013
The Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Illinois affiliate were sued for allegedly restraining health insurance market competition.
The national association and Health Care Service Corp., which does business as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, were named in a complaint filed today in federal court in Chicago as a class action, or group lawsuit, on behalf of policyholders from August 2008 to the present.
The plaintiffs seek a court order barring Health Care Service from agreeing with the 37-member association on geographic limits to its operations. They’re also asking for unspecified money damages.
June 25, 2013 6:04 pm • IR State Bureau
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox gave his conditional approval late Tuesday for a portion of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana’s proposed merger with an Illinois health insurer.
Fox said the $40.2 million purchase price that Health Care Service Corp. proposed to pay for Blue Cross is a “fair market value” for the company, and that the money will go to a new nonprofit charity called the Montana Healthcare Foundation.
By Mike Oliver | firstname.lastname@example.org
on November 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM, updated November 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM
Blue Cross Blue Shield dominates commercial health insurance market.
Alabama is No. 1. but in this category — the least competitive commercial health insurance market — that’s not a good thing –at least for patients and doctors, according to a report released today by the American Medical Association.
A study of U.S. markets found that a single insurer – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama – accounts for 88 percent of Alabama’s commercial health insurance market.
Broken out into markets for specific managed care plans, Alabama rated first among states with the least competitive PPO (preferred provider organization) markets; second among states with the least competitive HMO (health maintenance organization) markets; and fourth among states with the least competitive POS (point of service) markets.
The AMA study found near monopolies in several geographical areas in Alabama.
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