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The switcheroo that could give McConnell enough votes to repeal Obamacare

Just when you thought the Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act was finally dead, there is a plausible new scenario being discussed on how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could resuscitate it.


Private payers tamp down hospital prices in June

Healthcare prices rose just 1.5% in June led by the smallest increase on record that private payers were willing to pay for hospital services.


A Facebook Live discussion: Amazon is primed to disrupt healthcare

Modern Healthcare hosted a Facebook Live discussion Aug. 11 with managing editor Matthew Weinstock and reporters Rachel Arndt and Alex Kacik on Amazon's growing role in the healthcare space. If you missed the live chat, watch a replay of the session.


Self-employed people weigh returning to corporate jobs if Senate passes ACA repeal bill

Self-employed people say they're following the GOP repeal effort obsessively and are thinking hard about whether they will be able to continue their businesses or will have to pursue alternatives, including seeking jobs with health benefits.


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