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    boy did I misremember the sequence of events. (In my defense, it was 17 years ago.)

    Med Mutual was forced to drop the BCBS logo when then-chairman John Burry tried to sell the company to Columbia HCA, the country's largest hospital chain - and write in a sweetheart deal for himself and his cronies in the sale. The Ohio Department of Insurance blocked the sale, and the national BCBS association yanked the "Blue Cross" name.

    The news side of Crain's weekly business tab had a pretty good writeup of the whole affair. (The editors were pretty brutal, calling it a "Shameful Sham." But then, for whatever reason Jack Burry had never been "one of the boys.")

    The brouhaha over discounts and payments was happening in that same timeframe, but didn't directly impact the decision to yank the BCBS name and logo from Med Mutual.

    Reforms come from below. No man with four aces howls for a new deal.
    Keystone XL will raise gas prices!

    by Turbonerd on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 01:40:36 PM PDT

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