Health care bill probably doesn't affect Anthem increase

March 22, 2010 10:16:07 PM PDT
Passage of the health care bill will probably not affect the 40 percent rate increase planned by Anthem Blue Cross, for 800,000 individual policy holders in California.

Anthem did issue a statement saying it was "extremely pleased to see that more Americans will now have access to coverage."

However, they added, "We remain concerned the bill does not address long-term cost containment measures that will make the system sustainable."