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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week:


Walgreens CEO: Obamacare Replacement Shouldn't Be To 'Detriment' Of U.S.

Forbes reports: Whatever the Republican Congress and Donald Trump's White House create to replace the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens Boots Alliance hopes it “will not be to the detriment of [U.S.] citizens,” the company’s top executive said Thursday.


Friday, January 6, 2017


Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

Kaiser Health News reports: The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released Friday finds.

Kaiser Health News

Friday, January 6, 2017


Medicare Failed To Recover Up To $125 Million In Overpayments, Records Show

Kaiser Health News reports: Six years ago, federal health officials were confident they could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually by auditing private Medicare Advantage insurance plans that allegedly overcharged the government for medical services.

Kaiser Health News

Friday, January 6, 2017


Ryan Says Obamacare Replacement Bill Will Be Done in 2017

Morning Consult reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan says legislative work on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act will be completed this year, but exactly when the transition takes place on insurance exchanges is still to be determined.

Morning Consult

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Commonwealth Fund study finds parallels in uninsured rate decline, other economic gains and ACA implementation

Healthcare Finance News reports: The vast majority of adults who enrolled for health insurance during the first open enrollment period would likely not have held coverage without the Affordable Care Act expansions, finds a new study from the Commonwealth Fund.

Healthcare Finance News

Thursday, January 5, 2017


These and more weekly news items on the business of healthcare are featured in the MCOL Weekend edition, along with the MCOL Tidbits, and more, for MCOL Premium level members. 

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