Blue Shield of California health insurance rescission case to go to trial
Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2009
The practice of canceling medical coverage after policyholders have become sick or injured has cost insurers millions of dollars in fines and settlements. Now a jury will weigh whether Blue Shield of California owes anything to a canceled policyholder. Steve Hailey, a former self-employed machinist, and Blue Shield of California will be directly affected by the outcome, but the case already has influenced how insurers in California handle these rescissions.