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GNC Partnership Extension Boosts Rite Aid’s Wellness Strategy

Rite Aid will extend its 21-year-old partnership with the health and wellness product store GNC through 2022.

Blue Cross Plans Launch Food Delivery To Address Social Determinants

Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Illinois and Texas are launching a food delivery service to help consumers access healthy meals in “food deserts” located in Chicago and Dallas.

In Medicare For All Battle, Insurers Tout Democratic Allies

The health insurance industry is touting bipartisan Congressional support of private Medicare Advantage as some Democrats tout a single-payer version of Medicare for All.

Pressure Mounts On Walgreens To Kick Tobacco Sales Habit

Walgreens will meet with the Food and Drug Administration to discuss “violative tobacco sales to youth” at a time public health advocates and some shareholders want them to stop tobacco sales altogether.

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Surges For Centene And WellCare

Centene and WellCare Health Plans are the latest health insurers to report strong growth in seniors signing up for private Medicare Advantage coverage.

As Democrats Talk Single Payer, Private Medicare Advantage Soars

Health insurers are reporting unprecedented growth among seniors choosing private Medicare Advantage plans amid talk of a single payer approach that could uproot such coverage.

Cigna CEO: More Choices To Come With Addition Of Express Scripts

Cigna CEO David Cordani says the addition of Express Scripts will expand choices for clients to “improve whole person health.”

Anthem’s Move To End PBM Deal Latest Scrape With Cigna

The March 2 start of the migration of Anthem clients away from Cigna’s Express Scripts PBM will come just days after Anthem and Cigna square off in a trial over a contested breakup fee from an aborted 2017 merger.

Anthem To Launch PBM Earlier, Ending Express Scripts Deal In March

Anthem will move up the launch of its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company IngenioRx, saying it will begin transitioning members away from Express Scripts in less than two months.

Number Of Nurse Practitioners Surpasses 270,000

The number of licensed nurse practitioners has eclipsed 270,000, an nine percent increase from just 10 months ago, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners said.

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