Blue Shield Backs Off Rate Hikes…For Now

So Blue Shield finally blinked. On Wednesday, the health insurer withdrew proposed rate increases of as much as 86.5% on individual policies. This hike would have been on top of increases Blue Shield imposed on its customers in January and October. From the Sacramento...

My Healthcare Story – Anonymous

The following are messages California OneCare received from a supporter, whose name we are withholding for their privacy: I am and have been all for this (OneCare). Starting in February, I am going in for treatments for my failing liver. It has been hell to get help,...

California Insurers Agree to Delay Rate Hikes

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, PacifiCare and the last holdout, Blue Shield, have agreed to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ request to delay proposed rate hikes for 60 days. The first three companies relented last week. It took public pressure, notably from the...