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:
The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid won committee approval Thursday, clearing her for a final floor vote in the Senate.
AP via The Washington Post, March 2, 2017
Kaiser Health News reports: Some large health insurance companies have suffered losses under the Affordable Care Act, leading to a few high-profile exits from the online marketplaces. Humana is just the latest, announcing in January that it will stop offering health insurance on the ACA health exchanges at year’s end.
Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017
Morning Consult reports: Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday expressed opposition to House GOP leaders’ plan to cover people with pre-existing conditions, highlighting another division that Republicans must overcome to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Morning Consult, March 1, 2017
Stat News reports: Imagine this: You go to buy a car, but you don’t know who makes it, how other customers feel it’s performing, or how its price compares to other cars in its class.
Stat New, February 28, 2017
Kaiser Health News reports: More than a year ago, she lost her job at a nearby rural hospital after it closed and, as Republicans work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, wonders whether she’ll soon be out of work again.
Kaiser Health News, February 28, 2017