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Welcome to the Weekly Gist, where we distill the latest healthcare news, trends and our conversations with industry leaders into actionable guidance for CEOs and senior executives.
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The Weekly Gist: The Smoke Break Edition

The FDA approves Eli Lilly’s GLP-1 drug for weight loss, leading to calls for widespread insurance coverage. Meanwhile, health systems go to court to protect a pandemic-era change in Medicare drug policy.
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The Weekly Gist: The Farewell Pandas Edition

Amazon launches discounted One Medical memberships as part of its Prime program. Meanwhile, Walmart unveils a health system referral partner with for its primary care clinics in Florida.
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The Weekly Gist: The Snakes Alive Edition

California raises the minimum wage for healthcare workers to $25 per hour. Meanwhile, physicians at one Midwestern health system vote to unionize.
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The Weekly Gist: The Bucket List Edition

A venture capital firm reveals plans to acquire a hospital system as a test bed for innovative projects. Meanwhile, Walmart and Walgreens announce expanded telemedicine initiatives.
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The Weekly Gist: The Grin and Bear It Edition

75,000 workers from across Kaiser Permanente undertake the nation’s largest ever healthcare strike. Meanwhile, the CBO says Medicare’s innovation center has been a net negative for the federal budget thus far.
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