healthcare

The Daily Update - Disrupting the US healthcare industry

An investment bank, an online retailer and a conglomerate walk into a bar and ask for a cocktail called a ‘healthcare policy’ that is simple, transparent and reasonably priced. The bartender says, ‘Sorry we’ve only ever served ‘em complicated, murky and expensive’... So the three punters walked out and mixed one up themselves.

This pretty much sums up yesterday’s announcement that JPMorgan, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway (the three unhappy punters) plan to set up a non-profit healthcare company

The Daily Update - Trump healthcare defeat

On Friday night Donald Trump abandoned his healthcare bill after it became clear it had no chance of passage and hence it was pulled before anyone could vote on it. Trump said that his administration’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare would likely be suspended for some time, putting the rest of his agenda at risk as the tax savings from a new health care bill will now not be available. After the about-turn Trump admitted that he could not get the votes he needed saying ‘We were very close, it was a tight margin’ whilst conceding that ‘We have to let Obamacare go its own way for a little while’ but still believing it was ‘now likely to explode.’

The Daily Update - The Long Road to Healthcare Reform and Growth Stimulus

With the Fed now expected to stay a somewhat slow but steady course towards monetary policy normalisation, hopes and attention are increasingly directed towards Capitol Hill and the Republicans’ deliberation of Trump legislation: with today’s focus being healthcare. ‘Now good friends’ President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have been lobbying and negotiating hard to convince enough House Republicans to approve their Affordable Care Act. Momentum does seem to have gained in recent weeks.

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