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July 19, 2017

Headlines in the News

Uncertainty in Washington driving up health insurance rates, insurers say
The Baltimore Sun, July 17, 2017

Senate to take up bill to repeal Obamacare without replacement plan
USA Today, July 17, 2017

UnitedHealth Puts Obamacare in Rearview as Business Expands
Bloomberg, July 18, 2017

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

1,512,763 ... is the total enrollment of all standalone prescription drug plans offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield entities. $103.15 is the average premium for these plans.

From THE AIS GUIDE TO BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD PLANS. (Not affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or its member companies.)

  The AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans is now online!

Quote of the Day

“One of the paradigms we introduce in this program is the notion that loneliness or social isolation [among seniors] is actually a treatable condition.”

— Sachin H. Jain, M.D., president of Anthem, Inc.’s CareMore Health System subsidiary, describing the Togetherness Program, a “first-of-its-kind clinical effort that will address the social challenges aging seniors face on a daily basis.”

Click here to read the MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "MA Plans Seek Healthier Outcomes By Promoting Social Interaction" (Free for MAN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)


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