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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 Winter is Coming Edition

Two North Carolina systems plan a merger that will bring a new medical school to Charlotte, new primary care players move into Texas, and a Florida man is convicted in the largest fraud case in Medicare history. Plus: fungus!
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The Weekly Gist: The Bomb Cyclone Edition

President Trump proposes big budget cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, a new Blues alliance is announced, a major insurer tightens up its PBM rebate policy, and we examine new data on Walmart's bundled payment program.
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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 Big Hair Edition

President Trump talks healthcare in his State of the Union address, a big hospital merger in Texas is called off, and North Carolina reveals its Medicaid managed care plans. Plus we talk to Alexa at the hospital bedside, and spin some soul 45s.
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The Weekly Gist: The Shadow of Belichick Edition

The Trump administration proposes a major overhaul of drug purchasing, Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris suggests eliminating health insurers altogether, and we ask why more kidney patients aren't getting dialysis at home. Plus: hot new jazz!
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