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January 10, 2017

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: With yesterday's issue, we streamlined AIS’s Health Business Daily to better provide information to you throughout the week. The newsletter will continue to be delivered each morning, with strategic business stories from AIS Health’s experienced reporters … as well as other information of interest to health care business leaders — including news from the nation’s leading health insurers, developments from the federal and state governments that impact the health care industry, and exclusive datapoints from AISHealthData.com. We hope you enjoy the new format!

 
Hot Topic

This week the health care industry is closely watching congressional negotiations on a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Here’s a look at AIS Health’s recent coverage on the topic:

Trump Reigns: Health Insurers Face a New World as ACA Is an Endangered Species
Health Plan Week, November 14, 2016

Unknown Future of ACA Puts Blues Plans In an Uncomfortable Spot Heading Into ’17
The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, December 2016

How Will Trump Presidency Impact Drug Prices, Rx Benefits, ACA, Biosimilars?
Drug Benefit News, November 18, 2016

 
Today's AIS Health Datapoint

21% ... of commercially insured health plan members have purchased coverage directly from insurers on an individual/family basis, compared to 79% who have coverage through an employer group.

From AIS’s DIRECTORY OF HEALTH PLANS

  Now accepting pre-orders for AIS's Directory of Health Plans: 2017
 

Quote of the Day

“The states want more control — they’re really struggling with the cost of drugs. These are the sickest people in society. The states are willing to try different things and get creative, so we’ll see a lot of innovation and experimentation.”

— Robert Ferraro, principal, national pharmacy practice at Xerox Corporation’s Buck Consultants, tells Drug Benefit News about states’ interest in using Medicaid block grants to reform the programs.

Click here to read the DRUG BENEFIT NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "2017 Outlook: Major Changes in Medicare, Medicaid Could Impact Pharmacy Benefit Designs" (Free for DBN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 
 

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