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HMO profits soared 81 percent in 2002, according to Weiss Ratings. The industry earned $5.5 billion, compared to $3 billion in 2001.... About 6 in 10 of 1,206 Americans polled by the Kaiser Family Foundation report that they are somewhat worried that the amount that they pay for health care will increase. They also worry that their health plan will care more about saving money than about doing what is best for patients. Somewhat fewer say that they're worried about quality of, and access to, care.... The hospital industry is considering making broad price cuts for the uninsured, according to the Wall Street Journal. The American Hospital Association, under government pressure, is encouraging members to curtail aggressive collection methods, such as putting liens on debtors' homes. The organization blames Medicare, saying the system makes it too difficult for hospitals to reduce prices for people who can't afford health care.

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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.

Apply via email to jfedder1@hfhs.org or online at http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDlXqAJA

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