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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:


Senate likely to miss its Obamacare repeal deadline

Politico reports: Senate Republicans are getting dangerously close to missing their deadline to hold a Senate health care vote by month’s end, potentially derailing fulfillment of their 7-year-old campaign promise to repeal Obamacare. Friday, June 16, 2017


Cleveland Clinic jumps into insurance biz with Oscar Health

Modern Healthcare reports: While many health insurers are fleeing the individual market, health system Cleveland Clinic is jumping into the insurance business head first with the New York-based startup Oscar Health. Thursday, June 15, 2017


Price Clashes With Senators Over Path to Combat Opioid Crisis

Morning Consult reports: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says combating the opioid crisis is one of his top priorities, a goal that has bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Descent Into Secrecy: Senate Health Talks Speak To Steady Retreat From Transparency

Kaiser Health News reports: Congress struggling to finish a huge budget reconciliation bill. A GOP president pushing a major overhaul of federal payments for health insurance that could transform the lives of sick patients. Wednesday, June 14, 2017


With or without Washington, states are already remaking Medicaid

Politico reports: Medicaid is now the biggest health program in the country, covering more than 70 million people, or 1-in-5 Americans. Spending surpassed $545 billion in 2015. Yet Medicaid, “the other M,” is often overshadowed by Medicare. Monday, June 12, 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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