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Trump gives go ahead for Congress to work on bipartisan Obamacare deal

HELP Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Patty Murphy (D-WA) have negotiated a bi-partisan healthcare deal that will grant authorization to continue paying insurers the cost-sharing subsidies that underpin ACA individual markets for the next two years. President Trump has come out in support of the negotiations.

Trump says Obamacare is ‘dead’

Despite failing to either repeal or replace the ACA, President Trump declares a legislative victory just the same, exclaiming “Obamacare is finished, it’s dead, it’s gone. It’s no longer. You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore.”

Vinod Khosla on A.I., Health, and the Future of Working (or Not)

Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla follows up on his now six-year-old blog arguing that doctors would one day be replaced by algorithms with an interview explaining, in more detail, how he sees AI supporting and, in some cases, replacing doctors.

CVS Health and Epic Announce Initiative to Help Lower Drug Costs for Patients by Providing Prescribers with Expanded Visibility to Lower Cost Alternatives

CVS, which runs Epic across its retail pharmacies, will implement Epic’s Healthy Planet population health and analytics platform to study dispensing patterns and medication adherence.

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