Local officials in Washington are in the process of determining whether the region’s largest health-care insurer should cut D.C. a piece of its pie. One local nonprofit has accused CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield of hoarding money from taxpayers, arguing that it should share $300 million from an estimated $687 million surplus. We explore this debate and examine the obligations of insurers who do business in the region.


  • Walter Smith Executive Director, D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
  • Michael Sullivan Director of Media Relations, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

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