Uninsured rate drops to 11.4 percent; Novartis' drug Entresto aims to save payers money;

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> The uninsured rate dropped to 11.4 percent in the second quarter for 2015, down from 11.9 percent in the first quarter, according to a new Gallup poll. The latest percentage is at an all-time low since Gallup began tracking the uninsured rate in 2008. Poll

> North Dakota's largest health insurer, Noridian Mutual Insurance Company--parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota--earned $26 million in net income last year, on premium revenues of $1.3 billion, the insurer announced in its annual report. Report (.pdf)

> With its latest heart-failure drug Entresto, which is priced at $12.50 per patient a day, Novartis AG hopes to win over health insurers by saving companies thousands of dollars on hospital admissions, reports the Wall Street Journal. Article

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> A new Government Accountability Office report recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services curtail the financial incentives offered to safety-net hospitals that participate in the 340B drug discount program. Article 

> Iora Primary Care has a unique approach toward fee-for-service payments: It does not accept them at all. Article

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