Rock Weekly: Who really pays for healthcare?

Rock Weekly Healthcare economics dominated the airwaves, as CMS proposed to cut payments for hospital readmissions and rallied for even more hospital transparency. Also, it came out that exchange enrollment exceeded its goal – just not in the way it needed to. In hardware news, wearables got a big nod as Amazon rolled out a dedicated site for them and the 75% of consumers that believe they’ll make waves in wellness.

Rock Health companies continue on their winning streak as Wello gets scooped up by weight loss behemoth Weight Watchers to bring virtual workouts to the masses.

Headlines

A Doctor’s Declaration Of Independence
The Wall Street Journal

Who Really Pays For Healthcare Might Surprise You
NPR

Four-Year Slowdown In Health Spending Growth Could Be Coming To An End
Vox

Technology Made Health Care Expensive. Can It Now Control Costs?
Re/code

WHO Warns That The Post Antibiotic Era Is Almost Here
The Wire

The Government Could Make It Harder To Talk To Your Doctor On The Phone
Vox

FBI Investigating Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Debacle
The Oregonian

This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible
Wired

Income And Spending Are Up — Thanks, Obamacare
FiveThirtyEight

Rock Health In The News

Apple On Medical Tech Hiring Spree: Possible Hint Of iWatch Plans
Reuters

Silicon Valley Health Tech Wrestles With The FDA
KQED

Weight Watchers Is Coming To An Internet Connection Near You
VentureBeat

Leaning In To Change Healthcare
Forbes

Funding

 

Company Amt Investors Source
Alignment Healthcare $125M General Atlantic VentureWire
NantHealth $100M Sovereign Wealth Funds, Kuwait Investment Authority Los Angeles Business Journal
Doximity $54M DFJ, T. Rowe Price Associates, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Re/code
Integrated Diagnostics $47.3M Baird Capital, Life Sciences Alternative Funding Seattle Business Journal
Voluntis $29M Bpifrance Large Venture, Innovation Capital, Vesalius Biocapital, Qualcomm Ventures, others MobiHealthNews
RedBrick Health $7.5M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews
Sherpaa $3.4M David Karp MobiHealthNews
BigHealth $3.3M Index Ventures, Forward Partners MobiHealthNews
MediKidz $1.5M Undisclosed MedCity News
Halo Neuroscience $1.5M Marc Andreessen, Jeff Clavier TechCrunch

 
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