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August 16, 2017

Headlines in the News

Apple and Aetna hold secret meetings to bring the Apple Watch to millions of Aetna customers
CNBC, Aug. 14, 2017

Blue Cross Michigan Hit With Flurry of ERISA Lawsuits
Bloomberg BNA, Aug. 14, 2017

One More Try? Why Obamacare Repeal Is On The Horizon Again
Fiscal Times, Aug. 14, 2017

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

4,192,697 ... people are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage offerings, as of July 2017. The insurer's largest MA population is in California, where it serves 427,239 members, or 19.14% of the state's total MA market.


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

Quote of the Day

New Medicare Advantage plans “are popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm.”

— Stephen Wood, co-founder and partner at Clear View Solutions, LLC, speaking to Health Plan Week about the increasing number of plans launched by health systems and long-term care organizations.

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared — "As MA Startups Make Tangible Headway, More Growth Expected in ‘Robust’ Segment" (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)


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