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July 17, 2017

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Harvard Pilgrim Exec Tells Pharma: Show Your Hand in Setting Prices
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Call it a civilized clash of the titans. In a two-person panel at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) annual conference in Austin, Texas, last month, representatives of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries went at it. Eric Schultz, president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc., was cordial but not happy. He told David Ricks, chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Co., that pharmaceutical companies should reveal how they arrive at their drug prices. He said he feels certain that behind closed doors, manufacturers base prices on “what the market can bear,” in some cases.... Read Full Story

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499,801 ... is the number of enrollees in Meridian Health Plan of Michigan's Medicaid HMO program, the highest in the state, representing a market share of more than 28% in this category.



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