What just happened?

What just happened? In the final hour of a captivating few weeks, the GOP killed their AHCA (aka Obamacare repeal) bill as the White House "mov[es] on to other legislative priorities." But don't expect The Beltway to start ignoring health policy now. For one, fresh government picks continue "hints of health technology regulatory relief"—and policy direction on HITECH, 21st Century Cures, and MACRA/MIPS is yet to be revealed. Here's what healthcare C-suiters are focusing on in the meantime and what's ahead for the ACA


  • Medical evidence software Aetion closed an $11M led by Flare Capital 
  • Elvie, maker of a connected Kegel exerciser, announced a $6M A round
  • Bivarus got $4M for a data-driven approach to patient feedback