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Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Against Louisiana Insurers for Dumping People With HIV

February 20, 2014

New Orleans, La. -- Lambda Legal today filed a federal class action discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS), which will no longer accept the federally-funded premium subsidies that enable low-income Louisianans living with HIV to purchase health insurance. Two other insurers included as defendants -- Louisiana Health Cooperative and Vantage Health Plan -- are also following the lead of Louisiana's largest insurer, BCBS. Lambda Legal is seeking an emergency injunction to force all three defendants to accept the premium payments and to provide health insurance until the lawsuit is heard.

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