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NACDS honors two chains for political advocacy

The National Association of Chain Drugs Stores celebrated Albertsons/Safeway and Kinney Drugs for the companies’ political advocacy and grassroots activities at NACDS Total Store Expo, Friday evening at the NACDS Political Involvement reception.

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Educating policy-makers to effect Rx change

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson discusses the NACDS RxImpact grassroots advocacy program, which can serve as a resource for pharmacy professionals to learn how to engage and educate lawmakers about key pharmacy issues.

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Value, results center stage in health care

“A profound, and likely irreversible, impact on the business of health care.” That’s the effect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act already has had in the five years since its passage and enactment into law, PricewaterhouseCoopers said. 

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States spawn a patchwork of reform rules

Variations in how states have implemented the insurance eligibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act have “led to highly diverse, geographically dependent health reform experiences,” noted PwC’s Health Research Institute, and made the states “key players in health reform.”

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Unleashing innovative, competitive new companies

Like the regulatory changes that spawned the modern era of telecommunications in the mid-1990s, the health reform law has unleashed a tide of innovation and competitive disruption that’s rippling through the nation’s shifting healthcare system.