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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday April 9, 2014
Apr 9, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday April 9, 2014

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On Wednesday, the government will release data on what Medicare paid doctors in 2012. Reformers love this idea – hoping it will help make consumers smarter when it comes to getting care. But the American Medical Association says doctors who treat the sickest patients might end up looking bad when compared to their peers. We examine the promise and peril of big data in healthcare. Also on Wednesday, hearings are ecxpected to take place about the proposed Time Warner/Comcast merger. One set of issues likely to take center stage is how this proposed merger might impact the market for broadband and internet service. 

Segments From this episode

Single-serve coffeemaker market heats up

Apr 9, 2014
Keurig is king in the U.S. but Nestle Nespresso wants a bigger piece.

The dangers of Big Data in health care

Apr 9, 2014
Some providers accounted for a large portion of Medicare costs in 2012

In focus: A merged Comcast-Time Warner

Apr 9, 2014
Hearings scheduled for the proposed Time Warner- Comcast merger.

When England walked away from coal

Apr 9, 2014
Thirty years ago, the Thatcher government closed most coal mines.

PODCAST: Medicare's pay-data dump

Apr 9, 2014
We look at what the proposed Time-Warner Cable and Comcast merger will mean for internet users. And a challenger appears in the single-serve coffeemaker market.

On Wednesday, the government will release data on what Medicare paid doctors in 2012. Reformers love this idea – hoping it will help make consumers smarter when it comes to getting care. But the American Medical Association says doctors who treat the sickest patients might end up looking bad when compared to their peers. We examine the promise and peril of big data in healthcare. Also on Wednesday, hearings are ecxpected to take place about the proposed Time Warner/Comcast merger. One set of issues likely to take center stage is how this proposed merger might impact the market for broadband and internet service. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC