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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 Cernuous Bougainvillea Edition

Industry groups register their opposition to new proposals to expand public coverage and force greater price transparency, as a new consumer poll shows American households continue to struggle with the cost of care. Plus: the myth of 10,000 steps.
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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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The Weekly Gist: The Westeros Couch Gag Edition

Washington State becomes the first to introduce a "public option" in its insurance marketplace, and also launches a new long-term care plan. Plus: a new primary care startup from the founder of One Medical, and Walmart gets serious about radiology costs.
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The Weekly Gist: The Call Your Mother Edition

Tennessee becomes the second state to seek waiver approval to turn its Medicaid program into a block grant. Plus, healthcare loses an iconic observer, and a new therapy becomes the most expensive drug in America.
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The Weekly Gist: The Jeopardy for Executives Edition

Medicare for All takes center stage on Capitol Hill and in the 2020 campaign, and the CBO weighs in with a report on single-payer proposals. Plus we look at a costly solution for medication compliance, and the troubling truth about dentistry.
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