Report predicts ACA will cost U.S. 2M jobs in next decade; Startup Melody Health Insurance raises $3.8M in equity funding;

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> The U.S. workforce will lose 2 million jobs by 2025 because of new coverage expansions, mandates and tax rate changes associated with the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. Report

> The startup company Melody Health Insurance has raised $3.8 million in equity funding, and expects to start offering products in the individual health insurance market by 2017. Announcement

> New hepatitis C drugs have had a significant impact on the rise in spending on prescription drugs and on national health spending, according to post on the Health Affairs Blog. Post

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> The 340B discount drug program is expected to have one of its biggest transition periods ever in 2016, argues an opinion piece in Lexology. Article

> The healthcare sector added 23,800 jobs in the month of November, with hospitals leading the way in terms of creating new positions, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Article

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