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June 28, 2017

Headlines in the News

CBO: Senate ObamaCare Repeal Would Leave 22M More Uninsured
The Hill
, June 26, 2017

Anthem Says Senate Health Bill Will Bolster Individual Insurance Market
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017

Medtronic inks outcome-based contract with Aetna for insulin pumps, June 26, 2017

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

807,956 ... members are enrolled in Centene Corporation's Superior Health Plan, the largest Medicaid HMO in Texas. This represents 24.43% of the state's Medicaid market.


AIS’s Medicare and Medicaid Market Data: Enrollment, Premium Rates, Benefit Designs and Strategies of Medicare and Medicaid Plans

Quote of the Day

“The economic model for drug pricing is all wrong….[But] we shouldn’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. The prices of these new drugs are unsustainable.”

— Eric Schultz, president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc., told a session at the recent AHIP Institute & Expo 2017

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared — "Harvard Pilgrim Exec Tells Pharma: Show Your Hand in Setting Prices" (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)


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