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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: 

Health Insurance Costs Crushing Many People Who Don’t Get Federal Subsidies

Like millions of Americans in this final week of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, Diane McCabe is shopping for health insurance.

Kaiser Health News

Friday, December 14, 2018

$67B Cigna-Express Scripts merger faces one more hurdle

New York and California approved the $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts by Cigna on Dec. 13, but New Jersey has yet to give its approval, according to a public filing.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

“Landmark” Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major Hurdle

Congress moved a big step closer on Tuesday toward addressing one of the most fundamental problems underlying the maternal mortality crisis in the United States: the shortage of reliable data about what kills American mothers.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Health care disruption: Thinking broadly about regulation and innovation

2018 has been a breakout year for health innovation. Major tech companies plunged fully into the health care arena, hiring teams of health care experts and launching major initiatives.


Monday, December 10, 2018

House set to vote on bill cracking down on drug companies overcharging Medicaid

The House is expected to vote next week on a bill to crack down on drug companies that overcharge the government, according to two House aides.

The Hill

Monday, December 10, 2018

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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