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    March 1, 2018 - HCSC
    HCSC, the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, today announced it has committed $1.5 Billion over three years to accelerate its efforts to reduce health care costs for its members. The new endeavor, Affordability Cures, builds on the company's efforts to control medical & administrative costs for the long-term and was bolstered by benefits due to the more recent tax cuts & job act.
    March 6, 2018 -
    The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) announced today that it has relocated its headquarters to 185 Berry Street in Downtown San Francisco. KFF's new headquarters in the city's China Basin neighborhood is located just opposite AT&T ballpark at the water, and will feature an event space for KFF events and will be available to other organizations to use free of charge.
    March 8, 2018 - CNBC News
    "The current marketplace is not sustainable, Cigna CEO said on $67 Billion deal for Express Scripts. The market demands more affordability, the market demands more personalization, the market demands more value....we will be well-positioned".
    November 30, 2017 - AHIP:
    Medicare Advantage provider networks offer seniors more options, high value & better benefits. The use of provider networks is an important difference between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare. Thanks to these high-value networks, Medicare Advantage seniors access the care they need & would otherwise not be able to afford:
    January 10, 2018 - Healthcare Finance:
    AHIP, which added 12 new insurer members last year, said it remains a strong advocacy organization for payers & consumers. AHIP said Humana's decision to leave was communicated to them as a business decision, rather than being related to policy according to spokeswoman Kristine Grow:
    November 6, 2017 - AIS Health:
    Blues Plans in many states will continue to offer individual policies on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, but high-profile state withdrawls by insurers such as Anthem, Inc., and Wellmark BCBS will limit the overall Blues footprint on the individual market for 2018:
    January 10, 2018 -
    We're removing Social Security numbers to prevent fraud, fight identity theft and keep taxpayer dollars safe.
    Cognizant Establishes National Center of Excellence for Medicare/Medicaid services at TMG Health Facility near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Acquisition Expands Cognizant’s Business Process-as-a-Service Solutions for Government and Public Health Programs.