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January 11, 2017

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: With Monday'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!


Headlines in the News

UnitedHealth Group to Buy Outpatient Surgery Chain for $2.3 Billion
New York Times, Jan. 9, 2017

Anthem's Historic 2015 Health Records Breach Was Likely Ordered by a Foreign Government
Fortune, Jan. 9, 2017

Aetna, Humana ruling could come within a week
Courier-Journal, Jan. 6, 2017
 
Today's AIS Health Datapoint

18,248 ... is the average membership size of a standalone Medicare Part D (PDP) plan. There are 849 such plans available in 2016 and they cover 53% of people with Medicare drug coverage.

From AIS's MEDICARE AND MEDICAID MARKET DATA

  AIS's Medicare and Medicaid Market Data: 2016 is available for immediate delivery
 

Quote of the Day
“This is going to be a head-on collision without air bags.”

— David B. Nash, M.D., founding dean of Jefferson College of Population Health, said about enrollees on public insurance exchanges when faced with massive carrier exits in 2018.

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared — "2017 Outlook: With Lawmakers Poised to Shred the ACA, Health Plans Step Into Ambiguous Future" (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 

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