Death Spiral

Independence Day Reprieve For Hundreds of Thousands of Consumers Enrolled in Blue Shield Insurance Policies To Be Closed This Week

Consumer Watchdog praised Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' announcement today opposing Blue Shield's plan to close 23 health insurance policies, and echoing concerns raised by Consumer Watchdog in a recently-filed class action lawsuit.

Blue Shield of California Sued for Pushing Policyholders into Bare Bones Coverage and Hiking Premiums

Blue Shield has used enormous rate hikes, and the threat of rate increases, to force patients into lower-benefit and higher-deductible health coverage in violation of state law, according to a class action lawsuit filed today by Blue Shield policyholders and consumer advocates.

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