Proposed Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hike Could Mean Future Refund Checks for Consumers

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Anthem Blue Cross could owe big refund checks to 730,000 Californians if its proposed rate hikes of up to 25% are deemed excessive thanks to an initiative voters will consider on the 2014 ballot.


The Half-Empty Glass: Connecticut Insurance Rates Soar to Pay for Health Care Bill Provisions

By: Monday September 20, 2010 11:45 am

I still can’t quite wrap my head around it the fact that Obama thought it was a good idea, in midst of 9.6% unemployment, and on the day after the census bureau announces that 1 in 7 Americans are living in poverty, to show up at the gated Connecticut mansion of a guy named Rich Richman and tell a privileged few at a private $30,000 a plate fundraiser that people who see their glass “half empty” are pessimists and that the health care bill represents “the most productive, progressive legislative session in at least a generation.”

Exchanges Set Up in California, But Insurers Keep Jacking Up Premium Rates

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 5:50 pm

Yesterday, California became the first state in the nation to pass the bills setting up insurance exchanges through the legislature. The exchanges would not come online until 2014, but the state now has four years to codify the rules.

Unfortunately, those exchanges are four years off, and in the meantime, California will see rates continue to skyrocket in the individual market.

Anthem Blue Cross Withdraws 39% CA Rate Hike

By: Friday April 30, 2010 6:50 am

Now, after the reform bill passed, two days before the announced 39% rate hikes on individual market subscribers were to take effect, Anthem Blue Cross has withdrawn its proposed increase.

Charges Dropped Against Joe Szakos, Anthem Blue Cross Customer Arrested for Questioning Rate Increases

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 11:55 am

You remember Joe Szakos, right? He’s the courageous head of the Virginia Organizing Project, our affiliate in VA. He’s also an Anthem Blue Cross customer, and his rates just increased 14%. The same week, he received an email from Blue Cross bashing a public health insurance option.

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