Chris Seper

Chris Seper

MedCity News

Chris Seper runs MedCityNews.com and contributes regularly to the site. He is the vice president of healthcare for Breaking Media, MedCity's corporate owners. Reach him at [email protected]

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‘I’d like you to write me a memo.’ Frustration of Obamacare and King v. Burwell in one Supreme Court exchange

‘I’d like you to write me a memo.’ Frustration of Obamacare and King v. Burwell in one Supreme Court exchange

March 5, 2015 2:36 pm by | 0 Comments

So we know Obamacare is way too complicated. We’ve also got lots of hints that the Supreme Court challenge, King v. Burwell, is on shaky ground. But all the frustration…


One week in Chicago with Matter, MedCity News and Forbes

One week in Chicago with Matter, MedCity News and Forbes

March 5, 2015 5:00 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

Things like this don’t happen by accident. Chicago has suddenly become a meeting point for the most important industry in America and a conversation around how the country is reinventing itself through innovation.

You can take part in it all.



More King v. Burwell scenarios and how to really understand Obamacare’s critical moment (Morning Read)

More King v. Burwell scenarios and how to really understand Obamacare’s critical moment (Morning Read)

March 3, 2015 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

The Morning Read provides a 24-hour wrap up of everything else healthcare’s innovators need to know about the business of medicine (and beyond). The author of The Read published it…


It’s King v. Burwell week, the ‘Ebola nurse’ sues and let’s keep docs away from genetics (Morning Read)

It’s King v. Burwell week, the ‘Ebola nurse’ sues and let’s keep docs away from genetics (Morning Read)

March 2, 2015 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

You may not have heard, but the Supreme Court will hear King. v Burwell on Wednesday. We’ll give you s a sampling of the latest prognostications. Plus, get a full read of an in-depth profile of 23andMe founder Ann Wojcicki and news about the “Ebola nurse” suing her hospital.


Big drug M&A looming and we’ll soon know who hacked Anthem (Morning Read)

Big drug M&A looming and we’ll soon know who hacked Anthem (Morning Read)

February 26, 2015 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

The Morning Read provides a 24-hour wrap up of everything else healthcare’s innovators need to know about the business of medicine (and beyond). The author of The Read published it…


Can sweat tests be better than blood tests (thanks to wearable tech)?

Can sweat tests be better than blood tests (thanks to wearable tech)?

February 25, 2015 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

Sweat can be as helpful as blood in checking on health. Doctors already use it for drug tests and insights on diseases like cystic fibrosis. But sweat has its limits…


Will new health-pricing service Guroo.com provide protection in a high-deductible world?

Will new health-pricing service Guroo.com provide protection in a high-deductible world?

February 25, 2015 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

This is a refreshing sentence: We have another entrant in the increasingly crowded health transparency space. The non-profit Health Care Cost Institute today unveiled Guroo.com, which the group says provides…



FDA moves on superbugs, Pfizer’s R&D shrinks and no one is ready if Obamacare crumbles (Morning Read)

FDA moves on superbugs, Pfizer’s R&D shrinks and no one is ready if Obamacare crumbles (Morning Read)

February 25, 2015 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

The Morning Read provides a 24-hour wrap up of everything else healthcare’s innovators need to know about the business of medicine (and beyond). The author of The Read published it…


Personalized medicine’s potential grows. But what signals real progress?

Personalized medicine’s potential grows. But what signals real progress?

February 24, 2015 4:46 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

Is it the president’s new initiative? The big investments out of JP Morgan? Or, most recently, the breakthrough decision by the FDA around 23andMe and other genetic testing kits. It’s not about whether personalized medicine has arrived. It’s here. Now it’s about not getting lost in the hype and focusing on what matters.


Clueless governors post-Obamacare, Salix goes for $14.5B and healthcare = jobs (Morning Read)

Clueless governors post-Obamacare, Salix goes for $14.5B and healthcare = jobs (Morning Read)

February 23, 2015 6:55 am by | 1 Comments

The Morning Read provides a 24-hour wrap up of everything else healthcare’s innovators need to know about the business of medicine (and beyond). The author of The Read published it…


FDA decision allows 23andMe back in genetic testing business (but it means so much more)

FDA decision allows 23andMe back in genetic testing business (but it means so much more)

February 20, 2015 2:09 am by | 1 Comments

23andMe can offer genetic-testing services again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the California company can sell a kit to test for Bloom Syndrome, an obscure affliction that…


Angel investing in healthcare continues to grow. But can it keep fitting in?

Angel investing in healthcare continues to grow. But can it keep fitting in?

February 19, 2015 6:51 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

There’s no greater discussion in healthcare investing than how to better integrate all the different types of investors. Investors working together means more access to capital, more quality companies getting follow on funding, and a better payoff for everyone involved (especially that general public awaiting those next medical breakthroughs). We’ll tackle that issue head on at the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum on March 10-11 in Chicago.


UnitedHealthcare upgrades Health4Me app to include wearables integration, mobile payments

UnitedHealthcare upgrades Health4Me app to include wearables integration, mobile payments

February 16, 2015 1:33 pm by | 0 Comments

UnitedHealth today unveiled a series of interesting upgrades to its Health4Me app, including mobile payments and integration into wearables. It’s yet another expansion of the app, which until the middle…


Latest Obamacare signup (almost) over. Now on to the bigger stuff

Latest Obamacare signup (almost) over. Now on to the bigger stuff

February 16, 2015 9:41 am by | 2 Comments

No shocker here. It looks as if up to a half-million Americans will get extensions to sign up for Obamacare. But it also looks like the process went relatively smooth….


Welcome to the NFL, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel (via Keith Olbermann)

Welcome to the NFL, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel (via Keith Olbermann)

February 14, 2015 10:21 am by | 1 Comments

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, selected as the NFL’s first chief medical and health adviser, got her first hard hit courtesy of Keith Olbermann on the Olbermann program on ESPN. Olbermann on…