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

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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:

 

Bipartisan Senate Bill Takes Step Against Opioid Epidemic

Morning Consult reports: A bipartisan Senate bill unveiled Thursday would impose strict limits on some opioid prescriptions, a small tweak to federal law that is part of an ongoing effort in Congress to curb overuse of the drugs. Morning Consult. Thursday, April 13, 2017

 

States Moving More Medicaid Patients To Managed Care

Private health insurance companies stand to reap a bigger share of the Medicaid business as states deal with budget shortfalls and increased spending on medical care. Forbes. Thursday, April 13, 2017

 

Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood

President Trump quietly signed legislation Thursday that rolls back an Obama-era rule protecting certain federal funds for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide legal abortions. NPR. Thursday, April 13, 2017

 

Trump administration issues final rule on stricter Obamacare enrollment

The Trump administration on Thursday issued a final rule that will shorten the Obamacare enrollment period and give insurers more of what they say they need in the individual insurance market, likely making it harder for some consumers to purchase insurance, healthcare experts said. Reuters. Thursday, April 13, 2017

 

Repeal, Replace … Revise: Your Guide To How A Trump Proposal Might Change ACA Insurance

Repeal and replace is on-again, off-again, but that doesn’t mean the rules affecting your insurance will remain unchanged. The Trump administration’s proposed rule aimed at stabilizing the health law’s insurance marketplace could have rapid, dramatic effects on people who do not get insurance through work and buy it on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Kaiser Health News. Thursday, April 13, 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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