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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 End of Days Edition

Healthcare's "Deal of the Year" nears completion, new evidence that millennials are ditching doctors, troubling behavior from profit-seeking nursing homes, and a visit from the video dentist. Plus: a Tex-Mex rock concept album!
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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 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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