Healthcare Reform

Republicans seen scrapping Ryan Medicare plan in U.S. budget push

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WASHINGTON - Aiming to acquire more budget powers and take a swipe at Obamacare, Republicans will likely scrap a proposal that stirred controversy and helped launch Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan on the national stage: privatizing the Medicare health program.

Seeking Obamacare alternative, Republicans eye tax credits

WASHINGTON - If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan.

U.S., Health, Politics 20 Apr 2015

Alibaba injects pharmacy business into HK-listed affiliate in $2.5 billion deal

SHANGHAI - Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding is injecting its online pharmacy operations into a Hong Kong-listed affiliate in a $2.5 billion deal to consolidate its healthcare enterprise and ride a boom in online health-related business.

Tech, Deals 15 Apr 2015

Wisconsin senator loses appeal of Obamacare lawsuit

- A federal appeals court has rejected Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson's effort to stop members of Congress and their staffs from getting health insurance subsidies under President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law.

14 Apr 2015

Banks see talent flee amid healthcare M&A boom

NEW YORK - Several high-ranking bankers have left their jobs at major investment banks in the last 13 months amid a surge in U.S. healthcare deal activity to seek better compensation at boutique investment banks as well as to participate in the growth of the industry at biotech companies themselves.

Health, Deals, Money 14 Apr 2015

Exclusive: CVC seeking $5.3 billion sale or listing of hospital group IDCSalud – sources

LONDON - The private equity owners of Spain's largest private hospital group, IDCSalud, are pursuing a potential 5 billion euro ($5.3 billion) sale or stock market listing of the healthcare operator, six sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

10 Apr 2015

Obamacare push powers ahead in Montana, fading in other states

- A legislative push in Montana to extend Obamacare health coverage to the working poor advanced on Thursday after a last-minute reprieve thanks to a procedural play by supporters, even as similar efforts in other conservative states are flagging.

Politics, U.S., Health 09 Apr 2015

Obamacare push on last chance in Montana, fading in other states

- A legislative push in Montana to extend Obamacare health coverage to the working poor got a last-minute reprieve this week thanks to a procedural play by supporters, and similar efforts in other conservative states are flagging.

U.S., Politics 09 Apr 2015

Ventas buys private hospital chain for $1.75 billion

- Ventas Inc, a healthcare real estate investment trust, is buying Ardent Medical Services Inc for $1.75 billion to expand its hospitals business at a time when more Americans are seeking healthcare services under the Affordable Care Act.

06 Apr 2015

Healthcare research company Press Ganey files for IPO

- Healthcare research firm Press Ganey filed for a U.S. initial public offering of common stock, the latest buyout-backed company looking to tap a fully valued equity market.

06 Apr 2015

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