Blue Shield is the only California nonprofit health plan to claim that it has no legal duty to serve the public good.
Its defiance could cost the public billions of dollars in lost community benefits.
Recent news media coverage and my blog posts on this topic
Regulator approval of Blue Shield bid to privatize nonprofit assets could cost public $10 billion, blog post
Audit reveals Blue Shield failure to serve public, deceitfulness with regulators, blog post
California tax officials blast Blue Shield in audit, Los Angeles Times
CEO laughs off questions about Blue Shield's conduct as a nonprofit, blog post
Blue Shield faces more heat over nonprofit status, $1.2-billion deal, Los Angeles Times
Did Blue Shield lie to tax authorities?, blog post
With billions in the bank, Blue Shield of California loses its state tax-exempt status, Los Angeles Times
Public radio discussion of the social benefit duties of nonprofit health plans and the issues raised by Blue Shield's defiance of them, with Judith Bell, a national expert on the subject, Wendall Potter, a former Cigna executive and whistleblower, and me.
Your Call with Rose Aguilar, KALW