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The Senate approved a bill that requires federal-employee health plans to cover prescription contraceptives. The introduction of the arousal drug Viagra — and its subsequent (but often limited) coverage by many health plans — spurred women's groups to press Congress to pass legislation mandating reimbursement for contraceptives. The Senate passed the measure 91--5, and the House is expected to follow suit.... Medicaid could have saved up to $12 million by not using high-priced generic drugs when calculating reimbursement, according to the latest report from HHS' Office of Inspector General. HCFA's recommendation to states: Dispense brand-name drugs when generics are more expensive.... A Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University survey found that most Americans believe that politicians are less interested in making a serious attempt to pass consumer-protection health care laws than they are in making political hay with the issue.

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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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