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Anthem To Drop Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Doctors From L.A. Plan

This week, about 2,200 Los Angeles city employees began receiving letters informing them that Anthem Blue Cross Select health plan on Jan. 1 will stop covering physicians affiliated with Cedars-Sinai and UCLA hospitals. Anthem said it was dropping the hospitals' physicians as part of a cost-cutting measure, which is projected to save the city $7.6 million in annual premiums next year.

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