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Alex Kacik

Reporter/Chicago

Alex Kacik is the hospital operations reporter for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. Aside from hospital operations, he covers supply chain, legal and finance. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2017, Kacik covered various business beats for seven years in the Santa Barbara, California region. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Central California.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

Providers expect Amazon to lower medical supply prices


May 14, 2018

Sixty-two percent of health system executives support Amazon's growing presence in the medical supply sector and nearly the same amount said the company could successfully deliver supplies faster and at a lower price, according to a new survey.

Trump condemns middlemen in drug-pricing speech


May 11, 2018

The administration's proposal, coined American Patients First, recommended bolstering competition, allowing private plans to negotiate discounts for Medicare beneficiaries, creating incentives to lower list prices and reducing consumers' out-of-pocket spending.

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