Jingle Bells

Here’s the FEHBlog’s letter to Santa Claus.  Please bring the FEHBlog a new healthcare law in 2017 that continues to provide health insurance marketplaces but in a simpler, more flexible manner that allows health insurers and providers to serve the public without overbearing government involvement.  The FEHBlog hopes that we can look forward to the day when the press trumpets the success of the health insurance marketplace as a result of consumer choice and not a legal mandate.

In other holiday season developments

  • The Connecticut Mirror gives us the latest news on the federal court bench trials over the Justice Department’s efforts to block the Anthem – Cigna and Aetna – Humana mergers.  The cases appear headed toward decisions next month. 
  • Fierce Healthcare reports on notable healthcare payer / provider partnerships in 2016.  The FEHBlog would like to see more of these in the future. 
  • Health Dive tells us how payors are responding to the opioid crisis.  Not surprisingly the common theme among the effort is collaboration with providers. 
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all. 

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