Under Fire for Health Insurance Rate Hikes, WellPoint Goes To Court to Defend Denial of Care

As its chief executive heads to Washington to face Congressional outrage over dramatic rate hikes, WellPoint is facing the accusation that it "put profits over people" in handling the claim of a California man who needed an urgent liver transplant. The allegation was made on Monday during opening arguments of a trial targeting WellPoint and its subsidiary Anthem Blue Cross for denying an out-of-state liver transplant for Ephram Nehme, a San Fernando Valley businessman who says the insurer's...Full Story
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