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The Weekly Gist: The Call Your Mother Edition

Tennessee becomes the second state to seek waiver approval to turn its Medicaid program into a block grant. Plus, healthcare loses an iconic observer, and a new therapy becomes the most expensive drug in America.
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The Weekly Gist: The Best Picture Edition

A new forecast predicts even faster healthcare spending growth, another medical school goes tuition free, and an investigation into the perverse incentives of health insurance brokers. Plus: new music from a blues guitar hero.
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The Weekly Gist: The Polar Vortex Edition

The Trump administration considers using waivers to block grant Medicaid, tension erupts between Walmart and CVS, a Blues plan launches a new initiative, and Kaiser invests in access to housing. Plus: the rejuvenating blood of youth!
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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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