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The AMA has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to block Aetna's planned purchase of Prudential's health care lines, calling it anticompetitive. The association and Aetna have been squabbling over language in physician contracts, but with Aetna soon to be in control of an eighth of all managed care lives, it will be harder for most physicians to refuse.... Health Options, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, has acquired 150,000-member Principal Health Care of Florida.... Aetna U.S. Healthcare has instituted a system for external review of coverage denials.... Kaiser Permanente is offering a benefits package providing coverage for domestic partners.... A growing number of plans are adding alternative-care benefits. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Hawaii will soon begin covering acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic care, and massage. And PacifiCare of Oregon has contracted with Complementary Health Plans, an alternative-care PPO, to serve PacifiCare members.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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