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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 Baby Shark Edition

President Trump weighs in on surprise billing, a new poll shows broad support for Medicare for All but mixed enthusiasm for the details, CVS flexes its vertical muscles, and we examine the sad plight of veterinarians.
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The Weekly Gist: The Pomp and Circumstance Edition

As spending growth slows nationally, the administration proposes new measures to increase competition and consumer choice in healthcare. Plus, we review new data on telemedicine use and talk to a policy expert about changes ahead
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The Weekly Gist: The Leaves Are Falling Edition

A new startup aims to make medical bills disappear, while the Senate looks to make them less surprising. Meanwhile, new controversy at a leading cancer center, gag clauses in hospital contracts with payers, and a boy band worth listening to!
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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 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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