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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: 

‘Cadillac Tax’ on High-Cost Health Plans Could Affect 1 in 5 Employers in 2022

A new KFF analysis estimates that the Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-cost health plans would affect one in five (21%) employers offering health benefits when it takes effect in 2022 unless employers change their health plans.

Kaiser Health News

Friday, July 12, 2019 

Reckitt Benckiser Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion In Opioid Settlement

British company Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve all U.S. government investigations and claims in what is the biggest drug industry settlement to date stemming from the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.


Thursday, July 11, 2019 

As Its Drug Pricing Plans Fall Through, Trump Administration Turns To Congress To Act

The Trump administration has dropped one of the meatiest portions of its plan to reduce drug prices.


Friday, July 12, 2019 

California Effort to Stop Surprise Hospital Bills Stalls

A California proposal aimed at limiting high medical bills from emergency room visits has stalled for the year.

Associated Press

Thursday, July 11, 2019 

Congress has ambitious agenda tackling health care costs

Lawmakers are trying to set aside their irreconcilable differences over the Obama-era Affordable Care Act and work to reach bipartisan agreement on a more immediate health care issue, lowering costs for people who already have coverage.

Associated Press

Monday, July 8, 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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