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

By Claire Thayer

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 administration to push forward on Medicaid work requirements after court loss

The Trump administration on Thursday said it would continue approving Medicaid work requirement requests from states, despite a district court ruling last month that blocked such requirements in Kentucky.

The Hill

Thursday, July 26, 2018

House delays Obamacare health insurance tax, expands Health Savings Accounts

The House has passed healthcare bills to delay the health insurance tax in Obamacare and to expand the use of Health Savings Accounts ahead of its summer recess.

Washington Examiner

Thursday, July 26, 2018

House votes to repeal ObamaCare medical device tax

The House on Tuesday voted to repeal ObamaCare’s medical device tax, a provision that members of both parties have criticized as harming innovation.

The Hill

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

As Health-Care IPO Boom Continues, Wall Street Tells Investors to Buy

Health-care companies are going public at a startling rate and analysts are as bullish as ever as they kick off initiations of five companies today. The companies range from one developing so-called “off the shelf” immunotherapies to a commercial-stage medical device maker with a non-invasive treatment for depression.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym

That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up.

AP News

Tuesday, July 24, 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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