News & Commentary

News & Commentary

We’re bringing together expert voices from across the country to explore important issues facing the health care system. Check out the latest news, insights, articles and interviews from ThinkAnthem and our partners.

ThinkAnthem Insight

Together, Anthem and its outcomes-research subsidiary, HealthCore Inc., the Wharton School and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics have announced a collaboration to study and pilot new ideas with the aim of translating research into real health care solutions that improve health care quality, accessibility and affordability for consumers.

ThinkAnthem Insight

Today, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis held a meeting at the White House with health plan leaders, including Anthem Chairman, President and CEO, Joe Swedish.  Mr. Swedish discussed the proactive role Anthem is playing in addressing this devastating crisis, and how we are meeting the issue head-on through our holistic strategy centered on prevention, treatment and recovery, and deterrence.

ThinkAnthem Insight

ThinkAnthem recently spoke with Sheryl Turney, director of reporting & data analysis at Anthem, to discuss her recent appointment to the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.

ThinkAnthem Insight

Whether it’s short-term acute pain relating to an injury or long-term chronic pain that continues after an injury has healed, effectively managing pain is a key goal for the American health care system. As our country faces an unprecedented opioid epidemic it is incumbent on health care institutions and professionals to find better approaches to lessening suffering and improving quality of life for those who have chronic pain.

ThinkAnthem Insight

Last week, the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) held an event that explored current efforts underway by U.S. health plans to confront the opioid epidemic. The event featured panelists from three different health plans, including Anthem’s Vice President of Behavioral Health & Clinical Programs, Dr. Sherry Dubester. Panelists were invited to share various programs and strategies their companies are employing to stem the tide of this crisis.

ThinkAnthem Insight

On Thursday, September 14, Robert Ruiz-Moss, Vice President of Individual Business at Anthem, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as part of a series of  four bipartisan Congressional hearings on the individual market. 

ThinkAnthem Insight

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in America, killing tens of thousands of people every year.

Expert Opinion

On August 2nd, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board published a commentary on health care reform efforts and the state of the individual insurance market, which included language that was critical of the health insurance industry.

ThinkAnthem Insight

A survey from Anthem, Inc. and C+R Research revealed that the vast majority of large employers are challenged by the cost of new specialty drugs. The same survey showed that specialty drugs account for one-third of the total time that the same large employers spend on managing employee health benefits.

ThinkAnthem Insight

The Alliance for Health Policy recently held a half-day summit that examined ways to improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. The event, co-sponsored by Anthem, offered insights from providers, payers, and policy and patient advocacy experts on pressing issues in chronic care, including addressing the challenge of how to better serve and improve quality of life for patients with chronic conditions who are benefitting from today’s medical advancements.

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