Blue Cross To Allow HIV/AIDS Patients to "Opt-Out" of Mandatory Rx Mail-Order Program
Consumer Advocates Comment On Lawsuit Settlement and Health Insurance Exchange Announcement Today
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Who: Harvey Rosenfield, Consumer Watchdog
Jamie Court, Consumer Watchdog
When: TODAY @ 1 pm , Thursday, May 23, 2013
Where: Offices of Consumer Watchdog
2701 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 112
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Santa Monica, CA - Consumer Watchdog will announce the approval of a settlement with Anthem Blue Cross of California today of a lawsuit brought on behalf of HIV/AIDS
patients allowing them to opt-out of a program that would have required them to obtain their medications by mail order. Consumer advocates
will also comment on the new rates announced in Sacramento by the California Health Insurance Exchange and why rate regulation is
needed to make premiums affordable for consumers.
The lawsuit, filed in January in San Diego Superior Court, alleged that Blue Cross's mandatory mail order program announced late last
year illegally targeted HIV/AIDS patients, threatening their health and privacy.
Consumer Watchdog is a nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and Santa Monica, CA. Find us
on the web at: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org
Harvey Rosenfield, 310-392-0522 x303;
or Jamie Court, 310-392-0075
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