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AAHP's Analysis Of Election Day: We Told You So

MANAGED CARE December 1998. © MediMedia USA
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AAHP's Analysis Of Election Day: We Told You So

MANAGED CARE December 1998. ©1998 Stezzi Communications

The failure of health care reform to resonate with voters prompted the American Association of Health Plans to indulge in a bit of gloating — and to send a message to legislators with designs of taking up the health care issue again next year. Six days after the election, AAHP released a study suggesting that Americans are satisfied with their health care coverage, and are suspicious of politicians who say they favor greater health care regulation.

The poll of people who voted, conducted for AAHP by Q.W. Ayres & Associates, found that 86 percent of voters enrolled in managed care plans are satisfied with their coverage; 68 percent thought that politicians used managed care issues for political gain, and less than 1 percent spontaneously mentioned managed care or health insurance as the most important factor determining their votes for the U.S. House.

Meanwhile, Aetna did an election-day raspberry at HMO bashers, placing full-page ads in 20 newspapers urging the public to get off of managed care's back. Aetna Chairman Richard Huber explained that HMO bashing "seems to be the favorite indoor sport of the country." The ad featured signatures of Aetna employees who asked for an end to "unjustified attacks" on the industry.

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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
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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
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World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
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Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014