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Weekly Gist

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 Everyday Low Prices Edition

Walmart captures the attention of the healthcare world by considering a play for Humana, while another big deal between two giant hospital systems is put on hold. Plus: a look at one of the keys to Amazon’s success, something that we think health systems will need to emulate.
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The Weekly Gist: The Frozen Tundra Edition

We look at HCA’s big acquisition of a leading not-for-profit system and share thoughts and analysis on the trend of hospitals employing physicians. Meanwhile DC’s snowy start to spring has us reading up on adventures at the South Pole and looking at the chilling impact of healthcare on household wealth.
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The Weekly Gist: The “It’s the Prices Stupid” Edition

Payers on the prowl for provider assets, a setback for single-payer healthcare in California, and definitive proof that prices, not utilization, are at the root of our high healthcare spending. And from the road: a health system exploring its own Amazon Prime-like membership model.
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The Weekly Gist: The Inaugural Edition

Welcome to the Weekly Gist! We kick off with insurer news—one buying a PBM, another restricting access to emergency care. Plus: Alex Azar’s frustration with payment reform; America’s upside-down population pyramid; and hospitals becoming obsolete.
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