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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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The Weekly Gist: The Mission Impossible Edition

Policy and personnel changes at CMS, including a long-awaited move to site-neutral payment. More hospital M&A news and analysis, and new evidence that Walmart is aiming to shake things up. And we share a summer reading pick!
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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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