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The Weekly Gist: The Touched-Up Unicorn Edition

Kamala Harris joins the Democratic ticket with a prosecutorial argument against the coronavirus response, on the deadliest day of the summer. Meanwhile, schools struggle to reopen safely.
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The Weekly Gist: The I Want Nothing Edition

Elizabeth Warren unveils her 100-day plan for healthcare, with a public option similar to moderate candidates' plans. Meanwhile, a sweeping overhaul of North Carolina's Medicaid system is put on hold over a budget dispute.
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The Weekly Gist: The Cernuous Bougainvillea Edition

Industry groups register their opposition to new proposals to expand public coverage and force greater price transparency, as a new consumer poll shows American households continue to struggle with the cost of care. Plus: the myth of 10,000 steps.
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The Weekly Gist: The Westeros Couch Gag Edition

Washington State becomes the first to introduce a "public option" in its insurance marketplace, and also launches a new long-term care plan. Plus: a new primary care startup from the founder of One Medical, and Walmart gets serious about radiology costs.
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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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