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Seema Verma

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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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The Weekly Gist: The Signs of the Apocalypse Edition

Medicare for All gets a price tag, the White House puts the kibosh on Medicaid expansions, a Blue Cross leader throws down the gauntlet to providers on value, and...Fortnite tutors?!? Plus, Walgreens launches a digital marketplace.
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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 Murmurs and Reckonings Edition

We read the tea leaves from remarks made by Alex Azar and Seema Verma about the future direction of health reform efforts and provide our own list of levers to reduce the cost of care. Also: data on the unsustainable burden of high-deductible plans, and the unusual prospect of genomic sequencing for all.
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