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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

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:


Trump Proposes Reduction of Drug Costs Under Medicare

President Donald Trump will propose lowering prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by allowing them to share in rebates that drug companies pay to insurers and middlemen, an administration official said.

The Associated Press

Friday, February 9, 2018

Tax Bill Sows Confusion for Nonprofit Hospitals

The $1.5 trillion tax cut bill passed late last year is bringing a windfall of money to many healthcare companies, but there's also an equal amount of confusion, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Healthcare Dive

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Amazon: How Its Strengths Could Help It in Health Care

This month’s news that—along with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway—is getting into the health care business has sparked plenty of speculation about what the effort might do and how it might shake up the industry.

Barron's Next

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Community Health Centers Caught In ‘Washington’s Political Dysfunction’

As lawmakers face another deadline this week for passing legislation to keep the federal government open, one of the outstanding issues is long-term funding for a key health care safety-net program.

Kaiser Health News

Monday, February 5, 2018

Disrupted: American Healthcare has Reached its Tipping Point

American healthcare has reached a tipping point. Look no further for proof than the insiders and outsiders who are linking up to disrupt the long-stagnant, cost-ridden industry that's eating up nearly a fifth of the nation's gross domestic product.

Modern Healthcare

Saturday, February 3, 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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