Judge dismisses Lovelace restraining order

Posted at: 11/07/2012 4:35 PM
Updated at: 11/07/2012 7:42 PM
By: Marion Camacho, KOB Eyewitness News

A judge has dismissed a temporary restraining order filed by Lovelace Health Plan in their battle with ABQ Health Partners.

Lovelace wanted to prevent the medical group from talking to patients about insurance.

Lovelace feared ABQ Health Partners was trying to push patients to change insurers, an allegation that the medical group denied.

The contract between Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners expires on Thursday and affects tens of thousands of people.

Those people are now having to choose between switching doctors or finding a new insurance company.