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Blue Cross left in the red after virus outbreak

Insurer hit with $32m loss in quarter

By Christopher Rowland
Globe Staff / May 15, 2007

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The final financial toll of an outbreak of a stomach virus last winter has been tallied at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The state's largest health insurer yesterday reported a first-quarter loss of $31.9 million, compared to an $11.5 million profit a year ago, blaming a norovirus that led to a spike in healthcare costs. (Full article: 360 words)

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