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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 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 Star Wars Edition

Big deals afoot among health systems: one moves to acquire a leading health plan; another doubles in size by taking over a postacute chain. Meanwhile, we take stock of Medicare innovation pilots, and share our favorite healthcare blogs to follow. Plus: high art and civilization!
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The Weekly Gist: The Everyday Low Prices Edition

Walmart captures the attention of the healthcare world by considering a play for Humana, while another big deal between two giant hospital systems is put on hold. Plus: a look at one of the keys to Amazon’s success, something that we think health systems will need to emulate.
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The Weekly Gist: The Inaugural Edition

Welcome to the Weekly Gist! We kick off with insurer news—one buying a PBM, another restricting access to emergency care. Plus: Alex Azar’s frustration with payment reform; America’s upside-down population pyramid; and hospitals becoming obsolete.
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