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California fines two health plans $13 million

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield — two of the state’s biggest health plans — agreed Thursday to pay a total of $13 million in fines and to offer new health coverage to more than 2,200 Californians the companies dropped after they became ill. Neither company admitted to any wrongdoing in agreeing to pay the stiffest penalties yet in efforts by state authorities to curb what they view as an abusive practice of investigating and canceling policies after policyholders run up big medical bills. For the full story visit www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-blue18-2008jul18,0,230916.story

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