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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 Year of Blessings Edition

The fate of the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance as an appeals court strikes down the individual mandate but returns the rest of the law to a lower court to be evaluated. Meanwhile, positive news for industry groups in the year-end budget deal.
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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 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 Rolling Thunder Edition

President Trump is preparing to issue an Executive Order to force hospitals and insurers to reveal their secretly-negotiated prices, as momentum grows in Washington to increase transparency and address the the rising cost of care.
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