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✦ Humana Inc. on Feb. 4 said it partnered with private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) to expand access to value-based care for Medicare patients. Through the new joint venture, the partne...

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✦ On Jan. 27, the Supreme Court lifted an injunction blocking implementation of a Dept. of Homeland Security rule that makes obtaining a green card or entering the United States more difficult for legal immigrants...
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✦ Pfizer Inc. unveiled its launch strategy for three biosimilars. Zirabev (bevacizumab-bvzr) launched Dec. 31 at a wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of $61.343 per 10 mg, a 23% discount to that of reference drug Av...

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✦ Having now satisfied all necessary regulatory requirements, Centene Corp. and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. closed their $17 billion deal on Jan. 23. Centene is the country’s largest managed Medicaid insurer and...
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✦ The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that ultimately could upend state-based efforts to regulate PBMs. The lawsuit, which was brought by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), challenges a...

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✦ The Trump administration and Republican state attorneys general filed a countermotion against a bid by Democratic state attorneys general and House Democrats to speed the Supreme Court’s review of the U.S. Cou...
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✦ Bright Health plans to acquire California-based family-owned health plan Universal Care. Doing business as Brand New Day, the 37-year-old company serves Medicare-eligible seniors and special needs populations...

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✦ Startup health care company Bright Health said Jan. 8 that it signed an agreement to acquire the California-based, family-owned health plan Universal Care, which is doing business as Brand New Day. Brand New Day...
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✦ Novo Nordisk Inc. on Jan 2 launched three new strategies to make insulin more affordable for patients. The My$99Insulin Program allows eligible patients — with or without insurance — to get up to three vials...

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✦ HHS’s formula for calculating payments associated with the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program is not “arbitrary and capricious,” a three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...
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