Health Care Lower on Affordable Care Act Maneuvers -- Health Care Roundup

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Shares of health-care companies fell as Republican legislators threatened to amend the Affordable Care Act as part of their tax-cut bill.

The latest Republican proposal would repeal the mandate for individuals to buy health insurance, saving the U.S. billions of dollars on insurance subsidies and likely leaving millions uninsured.

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Shares of Accorda Therapeutics slid after the drug developer reported five deaths in treatment studies related to a clinical trial of its Parkinson's disease drug tozadenant.

Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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November 15, 2017 16:55 ET (21:55 GMT)