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Californian doctors' leaders sue health insurers

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 10 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1558
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The California Medical Association (CMA) has filed an anti-racketeering lawsuit against the state's three largest for-profit national health insurance companies. The CMA alleges that the health insurers Wellpoint/Blue Cross of California, HealthNet, and Pacificare have used co-ercive, unfair, and fraudulent means to dominate and control doctor-patient relationships for their own financial gain, to the detriment of patients and physicians alike.

    The American Medical Association supports the action of the 30000 strong CMA, …

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