Blue Cross Can't Ax Steward's Suit Over $40M Hospital Deal

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 7:55 PM EST) -- A Rhode Island federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to escape an antitrust suit brought by Steward Health Care System accusing it of unfairly blocking a $40 million hospital purchase, saying that the allegations were plausible enough to allow the suit to proceed.


U.S. District Judge William E. Smith ruled that the public health insurer may have violated antitrust law when it applied to have Woonsocket, R.I.-based Landmark Medical Center removed from its provider list...
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