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Welcome to the Weekly Gist, where we distill the latest healthcare news, trends and our conversations with industry leaders into actionable guidance for CEOs and senior executives.

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The Weekly Gist: The Purple-Haired President Edition

A tough day in court for defenders of the Affordable Care Act, an Executive Order to overhaul the nation's kidney care system, and a pullback on plans to address the rising cost of drugs.
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The Weekly Gist: The Ralph Wiggum Edition

Moderate Democrats in Congress propose a new Medicare buy-in option, CVS launches the first of its new HealthHUB stores, and a pilot program to change the role of ambulances is announced. Plus: The Millennials are Coming!
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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 Medicare Gold Rush Edition

With news of more payers looking to acquire home health and hospice assets, we analyze the ongoing jockeying for position in the Medicare risk space. Also, a report from the future (artificial intelligence), and from the low-tech present (barber shops). And we recommend an alt-rocker from Down Under!
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The Weekly Gist: The Murmurs and Reckonings Edition

We read the tea leaves from remarks made by Alex Azar and Seema Verma about the future direction of health reform efforts and provide our own list of levers to reduce the cost of care. Also: data on the unsustainable burden of high-deductible plans, and the unusual prospect of genomic sequencing for all.
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