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October 2014

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From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Through a unique partnership between Anthem Blue Cross and seven prestigious California hospital systems, medical services will be provided to members, at cost, with savings — or losses — shared equally between the eight participants. But one former physician argues that the financial reward under the new model likely won’t be enough to offset the drop in revenue from fewer services being performed. The hybrid HMO appears to have been modeled after Kaiser Permanente’s integrated delivery system, which dominates California (see chart, p. 11.). Read more

Premiums for nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans increased more than… Read more

Thirty-two Blues plan CEOs who served that role for part or all… Read more

Lack of transparency in the health care system has long been cited… Read more

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September 24, 2014
State Farm Inks Exclusive Sales Deal with Health Care Service Corp.

State Farm inks exclusive sales deal with Health Care Service Corp. http://tinyurl.com/kwaynw4

September 23, 2014
New Mexico Health Exchange Insurance Premiums to Drop in Price

New Mexico health exchange insurance premiums to drop in price. http://bit.ly/1wKlq3o

September 23, 2014
Idaho Approves Blue Cross, Four Rivals for Exchange Plans

Idaho approves Blue Cross and four rivals for exchange plans. http://tinyurl.com/o7xbhs3

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