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Gist Healthcare Daily

Dec 20, 2019

In the debate, Democratic presidential candidates spend just a few minutes on healthcare. Fewer Americans have primary care doctors. And one Boston union finds a way to lower premiums and increase wages.  


Dec 19, 2019

A federal appeals court ruled the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional. The order sends the case back to the lower court to decide which parts of the law can remain. Duke University Professor of Law and Business Barak Richman explains what the decision means.


Dec 18, 2019

The first state to get federal permission to add Medicaid work requirements – ends them. The end of the year spending bill includes repeals of three Affordable Care Act taxes. And to deal with an organ transplant and donation shortages the government proposes new rules.


Dec 17, 2019

CMS extended the open enrollment period for those buying coverage on the federal marketplace. One study finds measures to stop surprise billing could save 40 billion dollars a year. And former NFL players are charged with a healthcare fraud scheme. 


Dec 16, 2019

Advocates are calling for an open enrollment extension because of outages to Healthcare.gov. CMS says it will pay hospitals back for site-neutral payment cuts. And Gist dives into the details of the new Medicare Direct Contracting model.