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Marilyn Tavenner leaving AHIP

Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill.
Marilyn Tavenner has led AHIP since 2015. Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Marilyn Tavenner is stepping down as CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance industry's leading lobbying organization. She will be replaced by Matt Eyles effective June 1.

Between the lines: Tavenner, who was the top Medicare and Medicaid official under the Obama administration and also helped oversee the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, had a rocky tenure in her three years at AHIP. Several of the largest insurance companies left the organization, and Republicans were not responsive to some of the industry's biggest concerns during the repeal-and-replace debate.

Looking ahead: Eyles, now AHIP's chief operating officer, has health insurance lobbying experience, though he originally entered the industry as a pharmaceutical lobbyist. He represented Eli Lilly and Wyeth, a company that was bought out by Pfizer in 2009.

  • High drug prices has been one of AHIP's main rallying cries over the past year, and AHIP has pointed blame for the problem directly at the pharmaceutical industry.
Ina Fried 12 hours ago
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Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill

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Craigslist site, with personals still listed as an option. Screenshot: Axios

Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.

Why it matters: Smaller tech companies and advocates for sex workers had feared a chilling effect if the bill becomes law.

Khorri Atkinson 14 hours ago
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China slaps reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports

China's President Xi Jinping speaks next to President Trump. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri// AFP / Getty Images

China announced plans to impose reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., hours after President Trump ordered levies on a range of Chinese goods.

The details: China's plan includes a 25% tariff on U.S. pork imports as well as 15% tariffs on American steel pipes, fruit and wine, according to Bloomberg.