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AHIP Institute 2015 Highlights

It’s been a great week in Nashville. Thank you to all who attended Institute 2015 and who are helping to make health care work better. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Institute 2015: It’s all about the consumer

AHIP’s 2015 Institute is in full swing. During his welcome address, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee CEO Bill Gracey touched on an important theme of the conference and the health insurance industry, saying, “It’s about the consumer, it’s about the member, it’s about the patient.” Continue reading

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Forum Highlights How Health Plans Deliver Value for Hispanic Communities in Florida

Today, members of Palm Beach’s Hispanic business community and health care leaders from across Florida had a roundtable discussion about the many ways health plans are delivering innovative care and value to Florida’s Hispanic and Latino communities. The discussion focused on how health plans are helping Florida residents navigate the health care system, access important benefits, and improve treatment for chronic conditions. Continue reading

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Rising Drug Prices on The Hot Seat

Rising drug prices took center stage at a Congressional briefing hosted by the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP) with health care stakeholders calling for a sustainable pricing solution that promotes access and affordability while encouraging new innovation and cures. Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Seniors Go to Washington #tbt

Recently, some of the 1.8 million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices headed to Washington for a Capitol Hill briefing about the value of Medicare Advantage and the importance of protecting individuals who choose these plans. These beneficiaries spoke about how Medicare Advantage has improved their lives with preventive care and disease management services, and also protected their finances with out-of-pocket caps. Continue reading

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#Voices4MA — Seniors take their stories to the Hill

This week, five of the 1.8 million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices headed to Washington for a Capitol Hill briefing, “The Medicare Advantage Experience: Perspectives from Providers and Beneficiaries.” Continue reading

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2014: A Year in Health Care

To close off 2014, let’s take a look at this year’s most-read posts on the AHIP Coverage blog. The list of top stories shows what health care issues are important to health plans, patients, the media, and policymakers, namely, soaring health care costs and the value of Medicare Advantage coverage. Continue reading

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Ignagni: Challenging the status quo with health plan innovation

This week at the State Issues Conference in Washington, D.C., AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni delivered remarks on how health plans are bringing innovation to the delivery system as well how the regulatory and legislative environments could undermine their innovative solutions. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Institute 2014 – Breaking the Mold to Change Health Care for Consumers

AHIP’s 2014 Institute in Seattle featured speakers who are breaking the mold in their industries. Whether at Oscar, Trader Joe’s, REI, Nordstrom, or Civis Analytics, these speakers told the thousands of health care stakeholders who gathered in Seattle that “innovation is about taking risks,” and that they should “unleash the power of consumers.” Continue reading

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Ignagni Op-Ed: To Get More People Covered, Give Them More Affordable Choices

An op-ed by AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni was published today in the Huffington Post: Continue reading

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