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In a first, doctors sue Blue Cross

 |  July 29, 2012

An unprecedented move, healthcare providers like Chiropractor Jerry L. Conway are suing 45 Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) offices and associates for illegally portioning out geographic regions for competition-free business. Previous suits against the insurer have been filed by insurance subscribers, but in this class action complaint, healthcare providers assert that “BCBS Defendants have…unfettered power to force healthcare providers into…acquiescing to anticompetitive rates…or foregoing access to a dominant portion of healthcare subscribers.” The complaint contends that the BCBS business model is a per se violation of Federal Antitrust Law and requests members of the class action be awarded three times the amount of damages to be proven at trial.

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