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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:

Most Americans grateful for their job's health coverage, but still struggle with healthcare costs

Most people with employer-sponsored insurance are generally happy with their health plans, but many still struggle with healthcare affordability, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Los Angeles Times survey.

Becker's Hospital Review

Friday, May 3, 2019

Insys’s John Kapoor Is First CEO Convicted of Opioid Racketeering

Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor was convicted of a racketeering conspiracy that drove sales of a highly addictive opioid while contributing to a nationwide epidemic.


Friday, May 3, 2019

Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

Congressional budget experts said Wednesday that moving to a government-run health care system like “Medicare for All” could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans.

AP News

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Medicaid Work Requirements Hit Roadblocks

Toward the end of 2018, the Trump administration seemed to be marching briskly toward its goal of requiring able-bodied adults in Medicaid to prove they had jobs to participate in the public health plan for the poor.

Pew Trust

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Officials declare measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest over

A measles outbreak that sickened more than 70 people, mostly children, in the Pacific Northwest is finally over even as the total number of cases nationwide continues to spike to near-record levels, officials said Monday.

AP News

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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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