Rock Weekly: Obamacare is working (but possibly illegal)

Rock Weekly

July 14, 2014

Word is out that Obamacare is working. The newly insured are pretty darn satisfied with their new plans and the uninsured rate just plummeted to the lowest levels in recorded history. While everyone else danced around the maypole, Speaker Boehner slapped a lawsuit on the President for, get this: postponing the employer mandate—and stepping on Congress’s toes, among other things.

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Headlines

Uninsured Rate Plummets Under Obamacare
Washington Post

The Future Of Birth Control: Remote Control Fertility
Time

Advocates For The Blind, Deaf Want More From Apple
Reuters

FDA Can’t Keep Up With New Mobile Health Apps
PBS

British Government Launches World’s Largest Genome Project
MIT Technology Review

Long Waits For Doctor Appointments Have Become The Norm
The New York Times

Is America Better At Killing Cancer Than Europe?
Vox

Insurance Companies Ask Patients To Cross The Border For Care
New Republic

SIx Areas Where Big Data Can Reduce Healthcare Costs
ScienceDaily

This Company Saved $280K By Giving Employees Fitbits
Business Insider

Rock Health In The News

An Uber For Your Teeth
Rock Health Blog

Third World Ideas Are Changing First World Lives
USA Today

The Hottest New Startups To Watch This Year
Business Insider

Stressed? The Latest In Wearables Could Help Keep You Calm
Smithsonian

Funding
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Company Amt Investors Source
Sophia Genetics $13.75M Invoke Capital, Swisscom, Endeavour Vision Financial Times
Syapse $10M Safeguard Scientifics VentureBeat
Healthcare Interactive $8M Grotech Ventures, Harbert Venture Partners Washington Post
Mint Solutions $6M Life Sciences Partners, Seventure Partners TechCrunch
Innovatient $1.3M Undisclosed Hartford Business

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