Judge Denies Order To Halt Anthem From Selling Plans With No Out-Of-Network Coverage
Judge John Shepard Wiley Jr. says the plaintiffs lack standing in court for a restraining order because they had not suffered any losses on the policies that will begin Jan. 1. The case will continue to move forward.
Los Angeles Times:
Judge Allows Anthem To Continue Sales Of Stripped-Down Insurance Policies
A judge ruled Tuesday against a restraining order that would have stopped Anthem Blue Cross from switching 500,000 Californians to health insurance plans offering no coverage for out-of-network care. A consumer group had asked the judge for the restraining order after Anthem sent notices saying customers would be automatically switched into plans that paid nothing for doctors and hospitals outside the network if they did not change to another insurer by Dec. 15. (Petersen, 11/15)