Monthly Archives: March 2015

CareFirst Must Follow the Law

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is a nonprofit and the largest health insurance company in the region. The D.C.-based portion of CareFirst is Group Health and Medical Services, Inc. (GHMSI). GHMSI is governed by a congressionally enacted federal charter. That charter provides that GHMSI is to be conducted as a charitable and […]


How DC Appleseed Celebrates World Water Day, Everyday

Yesterday was World Water Day, a day when the United Nations hopes we will “prepare for how we manage water in the future.” At DC Appleseed we have been working to improve the quality of the District’s water management—particularly the quality of the Anacostia River—for more than fifteen years. In […]

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars at Stake

Next Monday will be a very important day for residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. That’s when CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has been ordered to file a plan with the District’s Insurance Commissioner detailing how it intends to spend down excess surplus that is attributable to the company’s […]