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August 14, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Amid Repeal Debate, Congress Considers Drug Pricing, Access Bills
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS

Although the ongoing repeal-and-replace debate over the Affordable Care Act has taken up most of the attention in Washington, D.C., drug pricing and access also are on the radar in Congress. AIS Health rounds up six of the bills under consideration and how they are being received.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

716,717 ... lives are enrolled in Medicaid HMOs in Virginia, as of first quarter 2017. Anthem, Inc., has the state's top plan, with 265,218 lives; combined with an additional Virginia Medicaid plan, Anthem boasts nearly 45% of all Medicaid enrollment in the state.



People on the Move

BDC Advisors said Elizabeth Walker joined the firm's consulting staff as a principal. She most recently was director of strategy and network development for Quorum Health Resources….Altruista Health, Inc. appointed David McConney chief operating officer. He previously was managing director of a large Canadian bank’s Caribbean operations and managed a community bank in the Cayman Islands….Susan R. Steagull was named chief information officer of VCU Health System, succeeding Rich Pollack, who retired June 30. Steagull most recently was vice president of application delivery services at Novant Health.


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