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November 27, 2017
Today's Featured Story
Centene Plows Ahead on ACA Exchanges, Describing 3Q ‘Business as Usual’ View
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK
At a time when halted federal subsidies to plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seem to hold sway over the industry, Centene Corp. and Anthem, Inc. focused on a different topic during their respective Oct. 24 third-quarter earnings calls: extending their reach. In Anthem’s case, it’s about the national launch in 2020 of IngenioRx, its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), in a team effort with CVS Health Corp. to reach Anthem and non-Anthem customers alike. For Centene, it’s about its $3.75 billion deal to buy Fidelis Care, New York’s largest Medicaid managed care plan, and enter that large, lucrative market....  Read Full Story
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394,285 ... managed Medicaid and CHIP lives will become McLaren Health Plan members following the Michigan insurer's November deal to acquire MDwise, an Indiana-based insurer. McLaren is set to boost its Medicaid population by 201.29% with this deal, which is expected to close by the end of 2017.

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