Blue Cross Michigan Can't Dodge DOJ Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Michigan on Tuesday shot down Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's bid to nix the U.S. government’s antitrust suit over most-favored-nation clauses in the health insurance company's contracts with hospitals.

U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood denied the company's motion to dismiss the government's suit, which alleges that MFN clauses have made the company effectively immune from competition by guaranteeing that no other health insurer can secure a better rate from a particular hospital, the company said.

The U.S. Department of Justice...
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