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The Colossal Ship - The SS Rx Costs – makes a Course Correction | By Clive Riddle, April 17, 2014

Course corrections on mammoth shipping lines don’t happen in an instant – you watch them develop over a period of time. The same can be said for pharmaceutical costs as well as the entire healthcare sector, and the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics tells us we’re witnessing a slow correction right now...click to continue

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Number of Private Health Insurance Exchanges by State

  1. California - 4
  2. Illinois - 4
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Source: HealthQuest Publisher's Health Insurance Exchange Directory 2013 Version 2

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