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April 19, 2017

Headlines in the News

HCA cuts forecast citing lower hospital admissions, sending hospital stocks lower
CNBC, April 17, 2017

Tax Deadline Still Means Health Insurance Questions
NBC News, April 17, 2017

Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA
WBUR, April 14, 2017


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

$592.36 ... is the average individual in-network Rx deductible for plans on 2017 individual marketplaces, across all tiers, for insurers that use this cost-sharing strategy. The average in-network Rx out-of-pocket limit for these plans is $1,776.

From AIS’s Rx BENEFIT DATA

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Quote of the Day

“Prime [Therapeutics]’ proposal was highly competitive and will deliver high-quality care at lower costs.”

— Kerry Bendel, chief pharmacy officer at Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, on the insurer’s decision to move its PBM contract from UnitedHealth Group PBM OptumRx to Prime.

Click here to read the DRUG BENEFIT NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "Regence Drops Optum, Signs on With Prime" (Free for DBN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 

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