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August 2014

You might not agree with them, but you can’t ignore them. The history of health care in the United States is filled with those who identified the system’s failings and offered new, unproven ideas. Is it time for a single-payer system? Are accountable care organizations unworkable? Will CMS go under? Read on.
Joe Burns
As the November elections loom, the Affordable Care Act remains politically explosive. Nevertheless, 4 experts say, it’s time to start taking the next steps — toward a society whose policies truly help people keep their health.
Paul E. Terry, PhD
Good luck getting it, because staying on regimens for these newer medications requires a degree of concentration not expected in the past
Katherine T. Adams
Katherine T. Adams



Departments
Legislation & Regulation
The Affordable Care Act had brokers thinking they would lose business. Now they are working with private exchanges and adapting in other ways.
John Carroll
Medication Management
How insurers react to the first biosimilars will be crucial to the development of that industry in the United States
Thomas Reinke
The Formulary Files
Krishna Rutvij Patel, PharmD
Tomorrow's Medicine
Breakthrough drugs for fighting cancer race toward approval, but the ubiquitous question persists: How can we afford them?
Thomas Morrow, MD

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014