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Tue Sep 22, 2015, 10:44 PM

119. Remember the new job Christie's Health Commissoner suddenly took?

NJ Spotlight.com: Mary E. O’Dowd (of)...the state Department of Health – the last four years as health commissioner...(left)...her position on July 31...(for) the board of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.


Well, it's not just a job, it's a monopoly!

YourHHRS News.com: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has signed an agreement with 34 of the largest hospitals which will accept lower reimbursement in exchange for higher patient volume...But hospitals left out of Horizon’s top tier are crying foul because their consumers will face higher co-pays and deductibles...

The centerpiece of Horizon’s new plan is the creation of the Omnia Alliance, with 22 of the 34 tier-one hospitals earning more if they show they are providing quality care by keeping people healthier at a lower cost.

Linda Schwimmer, the CEO of consumer advocacy group the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, said the Christie administration needs to be more involved in vetting the plan and its impact on consumers and the hospital landscape...If the city "workhorse" hospitals, which see a large number of uninsured or Medicaid patients, lose their patients with private insurance (she says), "what happens to them?"


Sickening, isn't it?


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