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March 22, 2017

Headlines in the News

Republicans Tweak Obamacare Bill as Trump Moves to Promote Overhaul
New York Times, March 20, 2017

As ACA Repeal Vote Nears, Kansas Debates Expanding Medicaid
KCUR, March 20, 2017

Cigna CEO Received $21.9 Million in 2016
Hartford Courant, March 17, 2017

World Congress

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

$420.55 ... is the average 2017 silver-level premium for an individual non-smoker on Anthem, Inc.'s individual-market on-exchange plans, nationwide. For Anthem's SHOP plans, that figure is $393.15 in the first quarter of 2017.

From AIS's HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE DATABASE


Quote of the Day

“Momentum for [pharmaceutical] value-based contracts is increasing rapidly as plans have a better handle on their data and are more interested in using the information they have to make better purchasing decisions. We are presently working on over a dozen value-based contracts, and I expect that they will become a standard way of contracting over the next few years.”

— Dan Mendelson, president of Avalere Health, tells Drug Benefit News.

Click here to read the DRUG BENEFIT NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "Harvard Pilgrim Inks Two Value-Based Deals for Specialty Drugs Enbrel, Forteo" (Free for DBN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 

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