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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:

 

The Health 202: McConnell will be a legislative wizard if health care passes

Senate Republicans have finally revealed their plan to revamp the Affordable Care Act. Now, they're just trying to pass it. There will be lots of twists and turns along the path to an anticipated vote next week -- and it's by no means assured the GOP will get there.

The Washington Post

Friday, June 23, 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

Senate Republicans, who for seven years have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to make deep cuts in Medicaid and end the law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.

New York Times

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Republicans in the Senate on Thursday unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. The long-awaited plan marks a big step towards achieving one of the Republican party's major goals.

NPR

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Despite A Growing Appetite, Buffet-Style Flat-Fee Clinics Shutter In Seattle

In recent years, a small but growing number of practices embraced a buffet approach to primary care, offering patients unlimited services for a modest flat fee instead of billing them a la carte for every office visit and test. But after a pioneering practice shut its doors earlier this month, some question whether “direct primary care,” as it’s called, can succeed.

Kaiser Health News

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

A group of Republican and Democratic governors are echoing President Donald Trump’s criticism of a House GOP health care bill, saying it threatens coverage for the most vulnerable. Instead, they’re asking Senate leaders to work together on an overhaul of Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law.

Associated Press

Friday, June 16, 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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