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Universal American: A 'Healthy Collaboration?'

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference | Universal AmericanB| Universal American" width="264" height="172">By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

I intended to post updates from Aetna and Cigna next in this series, yet today I received a tweet by Vince Kuraitis, aka @VinceKuraitis, calling attention to Universal American a managed care player I’ve not spent much time on. Yet they present a rather interesting profile and operating footprint some of which I will highlight below.

According to their website (UAM):

Universal American Healthcare Landscape…provides health benefits to people with Medicare. We are dedicated to a Healthy Collaboration, working together with healthcare professionals in order to improve the health and well-being of our members.

The JPMorgan Healthcare conference deck is (you may need to register). Of note is with the recent release of CMS certified ACOs, UAM now operates ’31 ACOs approved for participation in the Shared Savings Program which include more than 2, 000 participating physicians covering an estimated 300, 000 Original Medicare beneficiaries in 13 states.’ So not only are they a player in Medicare Advantage (the end game for risk bearing ACOs), they have a presence in the gateway market as well. For complete details.

Two pieces from their narrative tell the story, 1) the ‘healthcare landscape’:

The MIT Press The Healthcare Fix: Universal Insurance for All Americans
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African teen Kwasi Enin's is first to successful

by TSRAINACHAPELLE

Kwasi Enin's
Teen Gets Into Every Single Ivy League School
Kwasi Enin's achievement is as rare as you'd expect
US student Kwasi Enin is first to successfully apply for places at all eight Ivy League universities
The Independent ý- by Tim Walker ý- 28 minutes ago
He has an academic test score that puts him in the top one per cent of students, competes as a shot putter for his school athletics team and ...
There are eight Ivy League colleges, and Kwasi Enin can have his pick. The 17-year-old has managed to get into every single one, a feat officially achieved with last week's acceptance from Harvard

US seniors

by KonservativesKookyKousin

The drugs the US seniors are buying from Kanada are made in the USA and many of the top pharmaceutical companies are European. Many of the R+D costs you refer to are paid by the government via research grants or research coming out of the universities.
There is no US subsidy to other countries for their drug costs. US pharmaceutical companies are not forced to sell to other countries. They are forced to negotiate with one buyer, the health authority for each country with socialized medicine in the rest of the industrialized world. The SUBSIDY you mention is the fat price the US consumer pays to support the pharmaceutical industry which has paid off their politicians

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A new collaboration with Sony is bringing high-definition broadcast equipment like business projectors and studio cameras to American University's Media Innovation Lab, as part of an overhaul of the AU School of Communication.

Amer Medical Assn Medicare Fee Calculator 2004 Local Version: Single User
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American Medical Association Medicare Fee Calculator 2001, National Version (CD-ROM for Windows, Single User)
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