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Seema Verma

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The Weekly Gist: The Super Bowl of Everything Edition

The Trump administration launches another attempt to implement block grants in the Medicaid program, focused on the expansion population. Meanwhile, a major Medicaid insurer leapfrogs the competition to become the nation's third largest carrier.
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The Weekly Gist: The Loaded for Bear Edition

Progress on legislation to address surprise billing is stalled in Congress as a new alternative is proposed at the last minute. Meanwhile, the ongoing feud between Alex Azar and Seema Verma comes to a head at a White House meeting.
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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 Winning on the Road Edition

Elizabeth Warren reveals how she plans to pay for Medicare for All, with a package of new taxes and spending cuts. Plus, Walgreens takes a step back from care delivery, while Google and Optum make plans to get even more personal healthcare data.
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The Weekly Gist: The Horny Teenagers Edition

Signs of discord on the Trump healthcare team as the President prepares a major announcement on price transparency. Plus, Congress moves closer to a solution to "surprise billing", and an insurer finalizes its purchase of a big physician group.
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