Dec. 2, 2010

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Today's Featured Story

New California Insurance Commissioner Jones Seeks to Rein in Premium Increases

Newly elected California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D) says he plans to hit the ground running by reining in excessive rate hikes while maintaining an active voice in the development of the health insurance exchange program... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

"I just think [Accountable Care Organizations] are a stupid idea. It’s like managed care without the risk, which is like gin and tonic without the gin. Many of the world’s problems are created by solutions...and [ACOs] will probably be one of them."

— Jeff Goldsmith, president of consulting firm Health Futures, Inc., told attendees at the recent Fall Forum of America’s Health Insurance Plans.

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared. (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

Only 6%…of employers with 500 or more employees (and just 3% of those with 10,000 or more) are likely to terminate their health plans and have employees seek coverage in the individual market after 2014, according to a recent survey by Mercer. 



People on the Move

AmerisourceBergen Corp. promoted Steve Collis to president and chief operating officer. He was executive vice president of AmerisourceBergen and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp.…BioScrip, Inc. named David W. Froesel, Jr. executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Omnicare, Inc.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Optimetra, Inc.
Healthcare Proposal Development Specialists

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