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Blue Cross and Blue Shield

A group of 39 insurance companies in the United States. It provides health insurance to about one-third of the American population. Each affiliated company is separately incorporated to offer insurance in a single state or within a region. Primarily, it offers PPOs and HMOs, but it is also an administrator of Medicare. It is based in Chicago and traces its origins to 1929.
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This case arose when Blue Cross of Kansas terminated its contract with a hospital that was under common ownership with a competing HMO.
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