United States and the State of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Date Filed: October 18, 2010
Status: Decided
District Court: Eastern District of Michigan – Case No. 2:10-CV-15155-DPH-MKM
Nature of Suit: Antitrust
Defendant Type: Payer
Plaintiff Type: Federal, State
Case Info: https://www.justice.gov/atr/case/us-and-state-michigan-v-blue-cross-blue-shield-michigan

In October 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Michigan Attorney General filed suit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan alleging the insurer violated antitrust laws by forcing hospitals to charge higher prices to rival insurers though the use of most-favored nations clauses in its contracts. In March 2013, DOJ and the Michigan AG dropped the suit when Michigan passed legislation banning MFNs in healthcare provider-insurer contracts.

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