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Blue Cross says official was wrong; feds didn't ask BCBS to withhold enrollment data

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FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota says a company official “misunderstood internal discussions” when he said the Obama administration asked the state’s largest health insurer to keep quiet about how many people had enrolled so far through a new online exchange.


Spokeswoman Andrea Dineen said in a statement Wednesday that the company had received no such request from the federal government.

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