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Swedish, Tyson next in line to chair AHIP board

Swedish, Tyson next in line to chair AHIP board

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 11, 2016

Swedish has been elected to serve as board chairman for America's Health Insurance Plans, the leading lobbying group for the nation's health insurers, effective in January 2017. He will succeed Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. Tyson will take over as board chair in 2018.

Data Points for April, 11, 2016

Data Points for April, 11, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

Data Points for the week of April 11, 2016, covered the following topics: healthcare lobbying, spending on political candidates.

Drug costs, doc payments on AHIP conference agenda

By Shannon Muchmore  |  March 05, 2016

Implementing physician payment reform, dealing with changes in drug prices and adapting to alternative payment models will be on the agenda next week when America's Health Insurance Plans hosts its annual health policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Feds forgoing $13.9 billion from ACA insurance tax

By Bob Herman  |  March 01, 2016

Congress' decision to suspend the Affordable Care Act's tax on health insurers for one year will cost the government $13.9 billion, funding that normally would go to cover subsidies for low-income enrollees and other functions of the law.

AHIP starts early with Medicare Advantage political pressure

AHIP starts early with Medicare Advantage political pressure

By Bob Herman  |  January 28, 2016

America's Health Insurance Plans, the primary lobbyist for the health insurance industry, is funding a “seven-figure” ad campaign that targets Medicare Advantage and aims to put pressure on the Obama administration to stabilize funding for the private version of Medicare.

Amerinet takes on new name: Intalere

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 20, 2016

Amerinet announced Wednesday that it has a new name as it adds supply chain management and consulting to its group purchasing business.

Slide Show: 10 to Watch in 2016

Slide Show: 10 to Watch in 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 09, 2016

Big insurance mergers, the evolution of the nation's delivery systems, the direction of drug and device regulation—these are some of the more important issues we'll be covering this year, and they drove our decisions on which people to watch in 2016.

Big insurer defections signal AHIP's fading clout

Big insurer defections signal AHIP's fading clout

By Bob Herman  |  January 09, 2016

Aetna's departure from AHIP months after UnitedHealth Group bolted is further evidence that the large national insurers are increasingly happy to fight their own battles on Capitol Hill, such as shepherding their pending mega-mergers and negotiating changes to the ACA marketplaces.

Arizona's four largest health systems form lobbying alliance

Arizona's four largest health systems form lobbying alliance

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 03, 2015

Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Tenet Healthcare have formed the Health System Alliance of Arizona, an advocacy group that will represent their legislative interests. The organizations previously severed ties with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Alliance of Community Health Plans selects new CEO

Alliance of Community Health Plans selects new CEO

By Bob Herman  |  November 17, 2015

The Alliance of Community Health Plans, a trade group that represents some of the largest not-for-profit health insurers in the country, has named Ceci Connolly as its next CEO.

Blog: Aetna hires lobbyists to ensure Humana deal

By Bob Herman  |  August 19, 2015

Aetna is determined to nab government approval of its $37 billion acquisition of Humana. And the health insurance titan has bulked up its roster of hired guns to meet that goal.

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