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    Anthem Blue Cross and Dignity Health’s contract negotiations could impact your insurance plan

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Imagine you schedule surgery and once it gets closer to the surgery date you find out the claim was denied. Well that happened to one local family. But they’re not the only ones that will feel this impact. Over 20 Dignity Hospitals in California are now considered out-of-network as contract negotiations continue between Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross. “That’s a little terrifying. To know that we have insurance. It would have been covered before and now it’s not,” said patient Vanessa Stuedle. Stuedle says her husband was scheduled for a total knee replacement surgery this  

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