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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 Best Picture Edition

A new forecast predicts even faster healthcare spending growth, another medical school goes tuition free, and an investigation into the perverse incentives of health insurance brokers. Plus: new music from a blues guitar hero.
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The Weekly Gist: The Ralph Wiggum Edition

Moderate Democrats in Congress propose a new Medicare buy-in option, CVS launches the first of its new HealthHUB stores, and a pilot program to change the role of ambulances is announced. Plus: The Millennials are Coming!
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The Weekly Gist: The Big Hair Edition

President Trump talks healthcare in his State of the Union address, a big hospital merger in Texas is called off, and North Carolina reveals its Medicaid managed care plans. Plus we talk to Alexa at the hospital bedside, and spin some soul 45s.
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The Weekly Gist: The Shadow of Belichick Edition

The Trump administration proposes a major overhaul of drug purchasing, Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris suggests eliminating health insurers altogether, and we ask why more kidney patients aren't getting dialysis at home. Plus: hot new jazz!
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The Weekly Gist: The Baby Shark Edition

President Trump weighs in on surprise billing, a new poll shows broad support for Medicare for All but mixed enthusiasm for the details, CVS flexes its vertical muscles, and we examine the sad plight of veterinarians.
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