The decision will force about 6,000 seniors in
Customers were satisfied with the plan, but "now they are scrambling," said
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The plan had no monthly premium beyond the
The catch: Customers needed to use the network that consisted mainly of Meridian-affiliated doctors and Meridian-owned hospitals --
(Meridian has since merged with
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The partnership between Geisinger and Meridian made inroads in patient health by reducing the use of high-risk medication, for example, Geisinger spokeswoman
"Essentially we were never able to reach a membership ... that allowed financial stability," Bowen said.
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