Report: Court Backs Horizon

The state’s largest insurer notched a significant win Thursday in its two major cases with hospitals regarding its newest tiered network plan.

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The following statements were issued today in response to the Appellate Court’s unanimous ruling today in favor of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey:
Horizon BCBSNJ Chairman and CEO Robert A. Marino: “The Appellate Court’s ruling is another in a long line of wins for the consumers of New Jersey. The status quo is simply not sustainable and we should all be working together to address the cost- crisis in health care.  Horizon’s goal is, and will always be, to provide high quality, affordable health coverage to New Jerseyans who are demanding, and who deserve, nothing less.”
Horizon BCBSNJ Director of Public Affairs Tom Wilson:  “The attorneys for these hospitals should apologize to consumers for their failed effort to defend the indefensible, sky-high cost of health care in New Jersey.  The high priced lawyers, lobbyists, and PR firms working to obstruct Horizon’s effort to lower the cost of health care are serving no one but themselves.”