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Posted on Aug 23, 2016 (4 days ago)

Forbes

How A Blue Cross Plan Beat Aetna And UnitedHealth In Obamacare
Forbes
As Aetna AET -0.97% and UnitedHealth Group UNH -1.85% retreat next year from most public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in the face of losses they say they can't handle, a model is emerging in Florida that may be the answer to caring for ...
Withdrawal of Major Insurers Contributes to Uneven Obamacare CoverageThe Epoch Times
Cry me a river, Aetna.Health Insurance Resource Center (blog)
Experts Predict Sharp Decline in Competition across the ACA Exchanges | Avalere HealthAvalere Health
Bloomberg
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Posted on Aug 16, 2016 (11 days ago)

CNBC

Obamacare is working for us, says Florida Blue CEO
CNBC
Aetna became the latest big insurer to pare back on providing individual health plans under the Affordable Care Act when it announced Monday it would bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells the plans. However, Florida Blue is ...
Where Insurers' Exits Are Hurting Obamacare Exchanges — And Where They Aren'tNPR
Obamacare Options? In Many Parts of Country, Only One Insurer Will RemainNew York Times
Is the Affordable Care Act Failing? (AET, ANTM)Investopedia
Winston-Salem Journal -Healthcare Dive -Florida Times-Union -Huffington Post
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Veteran pharma exec plays key role on Trump transition team
Politico
Bagger's resume includes stints with Pfizer, Celgene and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. He also ... Since that time, 43 homegrown Zika infections have surfaced in Florida, and the number of infections in the U.S. and its territories has surpassed 11,000.


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Posted on Aug 25, 2016 (2 days ago)

Blue Bell firm seeks 1,300 temp workers - Philly.com
Philly.com (blog)
Results bought Corporate Call Center in June - Joseph N. DiStefano, Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2016 (3 days ago)

TCPalm

Video of Gifford improvements now on YouTube
TCPalm
The foundation is a philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company. Its mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. GuideWell Connect, a Florida Blue affiliate from Jacksonville, had a film ...


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Posted on Aug 23, 2016 (4 days ago)

Cain Brothers: 3 core thoughts on public health exchanges
Becker's Hospital Review
But BCBS of Florida gets it right. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida has achieved both significant member enrollment and profitability on the exchanges. According to Cain Brothers' estimates, Florida Blue had approximately half a million members ...


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Posted on Aug 24, 2016 (3 days ago)

Politico

Zika crisis upends key Florida Senate contest
Politico
ZIKA ROILS FLORIDA SENATE RACE — As the number of Zika cases in Florida grows, the response to the public health crisis is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in the state's crucial Senate contest. At the heart of the messaging battle is the $1 ...


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Posted on Aug 21, 2016 (5 days ago)

Slate Magazine

How the Democrats Are Failing Obamacare
Slate Magazine
Blue Cross Blue Shield, which had been the only carrier submitting 2017 insurance plans for all of Arizona's counties—at an average requested premium increase of 64.9 percent—pulled its options for Maricopa County, by far the state's most populous ...
Aetna letter - Huffington PostHuffington Post

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Posted on Aug 25, 2016 (2 days ago)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Report Shows Where Mothers Reside Has Big Impact on C-Section Rates
PR Newswire (press release)
In markets that had at least 5,000 births, Miami, Florida, recorded the highest adjusted** (49.6 percent) cesarean rates, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, registered the lowest adjusted cesarean rates of 22.7 percent. The West South Central divisions of ...

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Posted on Aug 22, 2016 (5 days ago)

Judge orders nearly 100 pages from Idaho Medicaid dental bid disclosed, rules they weren't trade secrets
The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog)
The order came in a lawsuit filed by Blue Cross, which had the state contract but lost out to Florida-based MCNA Dental, which has been winning similar contracts around the country. Blue Cross contended that the Florida firm claimed much of its bid ...


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