Price fixing, working the spread, collusion and other nefarious activities driving up health care costs to the benefit of third party intermediaries is becoming an increasingly lucrative target for plaintiff attorneys.
Ford Hits Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan With Antitrust Suit
- Court: E. D. Mich
- Case Number: 2:23-cv-11286
Ford Motor Co. sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mutual Insurance Co. alleging that the insurer violated antitrust law by conspiring to inflate the cost of health services.
In a complaint filed Wednesday, Ford alleged that BCBS MI and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by dividing territory and fixing prices, which resulted in overcharging Ford for commercial health insurance products it purchased from certain BCBS entities.