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With Billions In The Bank, Blue Shield Of California Loses Its State Tax-Exempt Status

by Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times

Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access, said the tax board’s decision could have a significant effect on the debate over Blue Shield’s future and on health policy statewide. “It’s important to have this debate over Blue Shield’s public-service mission and how they are fulfilling it,” Wright said. “What would a white-hat insurer look like?” … Some consumer groups have also questioned whether certain Blue Shield spending is out of line with its nonprofit mission. Read More ›