michele lederberg http://ripr.org en BCBSRI Responds to Steward Suit Over Failed Landmark Deal http://ripr.org/post/bcbsri-responds-steward-suit-over-failed-landmark-deal <p>Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island is responding to a lawsuit claiming that it stymied Steward Health Care’s bid to acquire Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.</p><p>Steward is the Massachusetts-based, for-profit health care chain that tried to acquire Landmark, which has been in receivership for several years. Steward filed suit in Superior Court this week claiming Blue Cross thwarted those plans purposefully to maintain what Steward calls an unlawful monopoly on commercial insurance and hospital services.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 17:56:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14567 at http://ripr.org BCBSRI Responds to Steward Suit Over Failed Landmark Deal