Medicare+Choice pullouts' deep, deep sting

The health plan exodus from Medicare+Choice will affect 934,000 people in 2001 — more than were affected in 1999 and 2000 combined, according to the Health Care Financing Administration. Citing regulatory burdens and poor capitation rates, health plans pulled out of Medicare not just on a county-by-county basis this time, but in many cases, whole states. Aetna and Cigna's withdrawals will trim more than half of the two companies' Medicare enrollment. Humana, which is paring 16 percent of its Medicare membership, says it will lose $39 million on Medicare operations this year.

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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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