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

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

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:

 

Millions More Uninsured Could Impact Health Of Those With Insurance, Too

Much has been written lately about how individuals’ health could suffer if they lose insurance under the health proposals circulating in the U.S. House and Senate. But there is another consequence: creating millions more people without insurance could also adversely affect the health of people who remain insured. Kaiser Health News. Friday, July 14, 2017

 

Senate Republicans Unveil New Health Bill, but Divisions Remain

Senate Republican leaders on Thursday unveiled a fresh proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, revising their bill to help hold down insurance costs for consumers while allowing insurers to sell new low-cost, stripped down policies. The New York Times

Friday, July 14, 2017

U.S. Charges 412, Including Doctors, in $1.3 Billion Health Fraud

Hundreds of people nationwide, including dozens of doctors, have been charged in health care fraud prosecutions, accused of collectively defrauding the government of $1.3 billion, the Justice Department said on Thursday. The New York Times Thursday, July 13, 2017

 

Nursing Homes Move Into The Insurance Business

Around the country, a handful of nursing home companies have begun selling their own private Medicare insurance policies, pledging close coordination and promising to give clinicians more authority to decide what treatments they will cover for each patient.

Kaiser Health News. Thursday, July 13, 2017

 

Fewer exchange plans available in 2018, CMS says

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released what it calls further proof the Affordable Care Act is failing in data showing a 38 percent decrease in the number of health plans available in the individual market for the upcoming open enrollment period compared to this year. Healthcare Finance News. Monday, July 10, 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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