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January 8, 2013
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  • AMA pushes for broader ACA drug coverage
    The American Medical Association and other medical organizations are urging HHS to require insurers to cover more drugs in each therapeutic class under the Affordable Care Act's essential health benefits. The AMA says insurers' drug formularies should be similar to those in the Medicare Part D program. American Medical News (free content) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Whether you are a seasoned managed markets executive or someone who supports the team, PCMA's Managed Markets Educational Forum will provide valuable education on fundamental, as well as complex and strategic issues relevant to professionals of all levels within pharma managed markets or market access divisions. Visit PCMA's website to learn more about our 2013 events!
 

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  • Health care spending may be poised to accelerate, report finds
    Data from a CMS report showed U.S. spending on health care grew by 3.9% in 2011, marking the third year in a row of relatively small increases in spending. However, the report suggests spending growth may pick up in the coming years as the economy rebounds. The report appears in the journal Health Affairs. Reuters (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: ACA will increase premiums for young adults
    Affordable Care Act provisions that link premiums for younger and older beneficiaries will mean higher costs for the young, according to analysis by management consulting organization Oliver Wyman. Insurers are not permitted to charge older people more than three times the rate for younger people. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final."
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PCMA is the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which administer prescription drug plans for more than 210 million Americans with health coverage provided through Fortune 500 employers, health insurance plans, labor unions, and Medicare Part D. PCMA is dedicated to enhancing the proven tools and techniques pioneered by PBMs that generate savings and access for consumers and payors.

 
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