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Governor Ehrlich signs CareFirst reform
Decides Not To Appeal Conversion Denial
for CareFirst statement..
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BlueShield will not appeal the denial of its bid to convert to a for
profit. This announcement came in the wake of the deision issued by
Maryland Insurance Commissioner Steve Larsen to block the $1.37
billion conversion and sale to WellPoint Health Networks.
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March 5!!!!! CareFirst Conversion Denied!!
Call The Maryland Legislature
To Urge Sound Reform of
CareFirst BlueCross to the benefit of consumers.
Officials To Thank Them For Their Work
Email the Maryland
Legislature and Urge Support of Commissioner Larsen and Councilmember.
Now!!! Email and Urge The D.C. Council To Support D.C. Councilmember David Catania's Legislation Opposing the Conversion!! Click
here for more on his legislation.
Thank Commissioner Larsen for enshrining in his decision the
realization that CareFirst as a for-profit is a bad idea. Mr. Larsen
has issued a thorough review and has obviously devoted meticulous study to
this for-profit bid. What came through most is the undeniable fact that
the Children's near-crisis demonstrated the type of for-profit behavior
CareFirst would engage in as a for-profit, in contravention of its
original mission. Please now thank all relevant officials for their work to ensure this
deal was examined and rejected. Urge the Maryland legislature (See
our call, write, fax page) to support Commissioner Larsen's decision.
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CareFirst Children's Contract Extended for Three More
Jan 27th -
VICTORY VICTORY Children's Contract
Email the Maryland legislature
job started by Commissioner Larsen. Urge reform of CareFirst
BlueCross, starting with unfair rates charged to consumers. You have helped
block the conversion,in part due to email from you, CareFirst-Blue Cross/Blue Shield
has renewed its contract and will stay at Washington, D.C.'s Children's National Medical Center, CNMC,
'Children's Hospital" for another three years. Now,
Commissioner Larsen has denied the conversion.Your
has now paid off two times over. Please thank Mr. Larsen. Also,
email David Catania to thank him for his legislation to prohibit the
conversion of CareFirst. Read more
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Md. Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez
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Md. Del. John Adams Hurson
Sharon Ambrose, DC Council
Lawrence Mirel, DC Commissioner, Insurance Regulation
Sandy Allen, DC Council
Alfred Gross, Virgina Insurance Commissioner
Mayor Anthony Williams
Congressman Tom Davis
M. Bruce Edwards, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Jim Day, Blue Cross Blue Shield (Care First)
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Who are the Recipients?
The key decision-makers are Steve Larsen, Md. Commissioner of
Insurance Regulation, (410-468-2090);
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Lawrence Mirel, DC Commissioner,
Department of Insurance Regulation,
Alfred Gross,Virginia Insurance Commissioner
CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield officials, M. Bruce Edwards, VP, Member
Jim Day, BC/BS, Press Contact; D.C.
City Councilmembers Sandra Allen,
Chair, Human Services Committee; Sharon Ambrose, Chair,
Regulatory Affairs, and David Catania,(724-7772)
Committee Member, Human Services and Cons.& Reg. Affairs.
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I thank Commissioner Larsen for his decision supporting the denial of the CareFirst attempt to convert to a non-profit.
I also thank CareFirst for giving up the bid to convert to seek a for-profit merger. We are free of the threat of a conversion and all the ills that promised.
I urge the Maryland legislature to take up a thorough study and pursuit of best practices that will reform the administration of CareFirst Blue Cross. Among the many problems plaguing the organization are those that have diverted it from its mission of serving the most vulnerable and small policy holders. The rates that CareFirst are charging are unjust.
Please, I ask, all officials in Maryland, D.C. and Delaware, but especially the Maryland legislature will join in the reform of CareFirst.
CareFirst officials, please cooperate in the review of your organization for the sake of the public good.
Read more about the issue of the conversion on the website www.carefirstwatch.org and www.healthcarenowdc.org. Thank you.
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