Statement of Senator Ricardo Lara on Restoration of Anthem Blue Cross Coverage at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

August 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released this statement after Long Beach Memorial Medical Center announced that Anthem Blue Cross would restore in-network coverage of patients retroactive to August 15:

“Long Beach Memorial Medical Center's announcement that Anthem Blue Cross will continue to recognize it as an in-network provider is great news for Long Beach residents. I commend both sides for reaching an agreement that keeps healthcare in the hands of doctors and patients. Anthem Blue Cross owes patients an explanation and a promise that their healthcare will not be sacrificed in the future.”