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Learning From CBO’s History Of Incorrect ObamaCare Projections

Forbes revisits the Congressional Budget Offices’ faulty cost and enrollment estimates as Congress moves forward with the process of repealing the law, which will likely require new estimates from the CBO.

2016 Year End Funding Report: A reality check for digital health

Digital health VC firm Rock Health publishes its year-end report on health IT investment activities, noting that the year ended down on total dollars invested, but number of deals continued to climb.

Greek prosecutor raids Novartis Athens offices in bribery probe

Novartis offices in Athens are raided after government authorities were tipped of by media reports that the company has been paying bribes to local providers to increase their prescription rates.

Cleveland Clinic inks five-year agreement with IBM

IBM signs a five-year contract to provide IT design, support, and security expertise for Cleveland Clinic.

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  1. N.B. – the Forbes piece is categorized by Forbes as Opinion. The writer is from the Heritage Foundation. Good to read this kind of thing though, to understand how some plan to dismantle ACA, switch Medicaid to block grants, etc. Not a word in the piece about the broader problem of what to do about the fact that a huge number in the U.S. qualify for Medicaid, and how to ensure health care availability for them in some form – government-provided care, subsidized ‘insurance’, block grants, or try to collapse in front of an E.R. and hope they find you and treat you, etc.







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