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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:


More Americans Choose a Health Savings Account with a High Deductible Plan for Their Financial Security

Approximately 22 million Americans have chosen a health savings account (HSA) coupled with a high deductible health plan (HDHP), according to a new survey from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Drug executives to testify before Congress about their role in U.S. opioid crisis

Current and former executives with the pharmaceutical distributors that are accused of flooding communities with powerful prescription painkillers have been summoned to testify before Congress about their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.

The Washington Post

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Why America's physician shortage could top 120k by 2030

The U.S. could face a shortage of more than 121,000 physicians by 2030, according to updated data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The estimate is higher than AAMC's 2030 projections published last year.

Becker's Hospital Review

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

JP Morgan: Value-Based Care Will Guide Amazon, Berkshire Work

Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway will build their new company upon best practices in value-based care, including improving preventive care and managing member costs through data sharing, said JP Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon in an investor letter.

HealthPayer Intelligence

Monday, April 9, 2018

Medicaid patients have better access to care than uninsured

Medicaid enrollees have better access to medical care than people who are uninsured, according to a new insurance industry study that refutes critics who say patients are better off without the government program for the poor.

Washington Examiner

Monday, April 9, 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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