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The Weekly Gist: The Loaded for Bear Edition

Progress on legislation to address surprise billing is stalled in Congress as a new alternative is proposed at the last minute. Meanwhile, the ongoing feud between Alex Azar and Seema Verma comes to a head at a White House meeting.
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The Weekly Gist: The Horny Teenagers Edition

Signs of discord on the Trump healthcare team as the President prepares a major announcement on price transparency. Plus, Congress moves closer to a solution to "surprise billing", and an insurer finalizes its purchase of a big physician group.
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The Weekly Gist: The Shadow of Belichick Edition

The Trump administration proposes a major overhaul of drug purchasing, Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris suggests eliminating health insurers altogether, and we ask why more kidney patients aren't getting dialysis at home. Plus: hot new jazz!
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The Weekly Gist: The Gobble, Gobble Edition

Walmart gets serious about spine surgery, Medicaid may start paying rent for enrollees, Oscar takes a Blues plan to court, and we look at new evidence on hospital mergers. All that, plus we binge on Orson Welles for Thanksgiving dessert!
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The Weekly Gist: The Signs of the Apocalypse Edition

Medicare for All gets a price tag, the White House puts the kibosh on Medicaid expansions, a Blue Cross leader throws down the gauntlet to providers on value, and...Fortnite tutors?!? Plus, Walgreens launches a digital marketplace.
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