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Blue Cross CEO Dan Loepp, company PAC push Duggan re-election

Blue Cross CEO Dan Loepp, company PAC push Duggan re-election

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  March 27, 2017

At a company meeting this month at the MotorCity Casino, CEO Dan Loepp of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan asked more than 1,000 Blue Cross employees to donate to and otherwise support the re-election of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

With Obamacare's fate in the balance,  there's some good enrollment news

With Obamacare's fate in the balance, there's some good enrollment news

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 25, 2017

Enrollment on the Affordable Care Act's federal marketplaces dropped almost everywhere this year, amid the Republican push for the healthcare law's repeal and the widespread sentiment that the insurance exchanges were going under. But Utah was a spot of hope for Obamacare supporters.

Pharmacy benefit managers skip insurers in new direct-to-consumer deals

Pharmacy benefit managers skip insurers in new direct-to-consumer deals

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 25, 2017

In the quest to help patients lower their prescription drug costs and deal with high-deductible health plans, pharmacy benefit managers and tech startups are elbowing out insurers. They're encouraging patients to trade their insurance cards for discount cards when they reach the pharmacy register.

GOP bill's death spares insurers from last-minute benefit changes

GOP bill's death spares insurers from last-minute benefit changes

By Harris Meyer  |  March 24, 2017

Before the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act died Friday, insurers and regulators were fretting about a major, last-minute change in the bill requiring states to determine what benefits must be offered in fully insured health plans.

Mayo Clinic faces questions after CEO comments on insurance

By Associated Press  |  March 20, 2017

Mayo Clinic is facing questions from the state of Minnesota after its CEO told employees that if patient conditions are equal, its hospitals should prioritize privately insured patients over those under government-subsidized programs such as Medicaid.

Ala., Tenn. Blues join risk-corridor lawsuit fray

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 16, 2017

Two Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates are the latest insurers to sue the federal government over their losses under the Affordable Care Act's risk-corridor program.

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