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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 Gobble, Gobble Edition

Walmart gets serious about spine surgery, Medicaid may start paying rent for enrollees, Oscar takes a Blues plan to court, and we look at new evidence on hospital mergers. All that, plus we binge on Orson Welles for Thanksgiving dessert!
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The Weekly Gist: The Elections Have Consequences Edition

We analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections and share our key takeaways for healthcare. Also, mandatory bundles make a comeback, CVS talks up its new Health Hub model, and a new study suggests that male surgeons need to be nicer.
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The Weekly Gist: The Vote Early and Often Edition

Medicare finalizes new rules for paying doctors, Walmart finds a new care partner, the power of saying "I'm sorry", and yet more subtitled drama!
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The Weekly Gist: The Spooky Season Edition

A flurry of pre-election healthcare proposals from the Trump administration, a scary new warning from White House economists, massive campaign spending by dialysis providers, and we mark a gruesome anniversary. Plus, a gripping new thriller!
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The Weekly Gist: The “What, Me Worry?” Edition

A new health plan start up wins major financial backing, drug companies are forced to disclose their prices, surgery centers get a new watchdog (while another's value is questioned), and two retail CEOs who don't seem bothered by the threat from Amazon
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