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The Weekly Gist: The Big Hair Edition

President Trump talks healthcare in his State of the Union address, a big hospital merger in Texas is called off, and North Carolina reveals its Medicaid managed care plans. Plus we talk to Alexa at the hospital bedside, and spin some soul 45s.
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The Weekly Gist: The “What, Me Worry?” Edition

A new health plan start up wins major financial backing, drug companies are forced to disclose their prices, surgery centers get a new watchdog (while another's value is questioned), and two retail CEOs who don't seem bothered by the threat from Amazon
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The Weekly Gist: The Dog Days of Summer Edition

Amazon takes the pharmacy plunge, the AHA belly-flops on interoperability, and the courts put the chill on Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion. Also, a look at the value of scale in healthcare, and new analysis of end-of-life spending casts doubt on conventional wisdom.
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The Weekly Gist: The Elementary, Dear Watson Edition

News from the Old Dominion, where Medicaid expansion gets the green light, and from the Lone Star State, where restrictions on emergency care are put on hold. Plus, layoffs at IBM, a look at the future of high-tech surgery and digital medicine, and our take on bending the price (not the cost) curve in healthcare.
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The Weekly Gist: The Big Brother Edition

Doctors push back against Medicare quality reporting mandates, and we put numbers to the toll “information-driven” practice is taking on doctors. Plus, an unsettling profile of the 1984-esque firm Palantir Technologies—and a lighthearted return to post-Stalinist Russia.
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