Since getting Ingenix and UnitedHealth Group to pony up
for an independent rate database so health insurance customers won't get fleeced on out-of-network costs, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has been shaking down the rest of the insurance industry. This month he's gotten more than half a million
from MVP Health Care, and large sums
from Independent Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York for the database. Now comes a prize catch: Cigna is signing on to the tune of $10 million
. In related news, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, which had decided not to join the program
, is getting a five-day notice of intent to sue from the AG's office for fraud and rate manipulation. That'll teach them to fuck with Andrew Cuomo!