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The Weekly Gist: The Stuffed With Leftovers Edition

Major disruptors and industry incumbents check mergers off their holiday shopping lists, we react to stunning science news from China, and a look at the resurgence of the meth epidemic. Plus, an outstanding book-to-screen adaptation.
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The Weekly Gist: The Maddening Complexity Edition

Two competitors make a deal in Cincinnati, Tenet continues its strategic restructuring, disappointing news about bundled payments, and a concerning shortfall in rural maternity care. Plus, a merry prankster returns.
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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 “It’s the Prices Stupid” Edition

Payers on the prowl for provider assets, a setback for single-payer healthcare in California, and definitive proof that prices, not utilization, are at the root of our high healthcare spending. And from the road: a health system exploring its own Amazon Prime-like membership model.
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