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February 9, 2017

Today's Featured Story

Drug Benefits May See Changes As Part of ACA Repeal Process
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS

As Congress wrestles with how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one state — Minnesota — just considered a provision in an insurance premium relief law that would have allowed insurers to pick and choose which benefits, including many prescription drug benefits, they wanted to cover under various policies. Although state lawmakers ultimately rejected the measure as part of the final bill, it could be a harbinger for possible new laws curtailing benefits if the ACA ultimately is repealed.... Read Full Story

American Well

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

10% ... is Anthem's managed Medicaid market share, nationally. The insurer offers 21 of the 274 Medicaid plans available in 2016.



People on the Move

The StayWell Company promoted Nicole Latimer to CEO. She succeeds Bill Goldberg, who stepped down after five years with StayWell and its former parent company, MediMedia USA. Latimer joined StayWell in 2016 as president….Myoderm appointed James Lovett chief operating officer. Lovett previously spent 14 years at Covance, where he led three global business units….The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America board of directors elected Joaquin Duato, worldwide chairman, pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, chairman of PhRMA’s board of directors. Joseph Jimenez, CEO, Novartis AG, was selected as chairman-elect and Robert A. Bradway, chairman and CEO, Amgen, was chosen as treasurer.


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