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Gist Healthcare Daily

Oct 31, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t quite ready to say how he intends to fund his Medicare for All plan. The number of children losing health insurance continues to climb. Some American cities may soon have a big problem treating cancer, and bias in health care doesn’t just impact patients.


Oct 30, 2019

Facebook might start reminding you to get a flu shot. Lawmakers passed more transparency bills – this time for drug prices. And Medicare revealed which hospitals were rewarded or penalized as part of the CMS' Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program.

This episode has been updated


Oct 29, 2019

Walgreens is closing walk-in clinics across the country. Uber is partnering with an electronic medical record company as it increases its presence in the non-emergency ride business. A Pennsylvania hospital expands to the far east.


Oct 28, 2019

New York’s process for settling surprise billing disputes actually raised prices for some types of care. A federal judge rules the government owes insurers for cutting a payment right before open enrollment in 2017. And we hear from an antitrust attorney about Sutter Health’s surprise settlement.


Oct 25, 2019

A common algorithm for patient care has a racial bias. The president has reportedly chosen who he wants to lead the FDA. In addition to state and local governments, some hospitals are also suing opioid drugmakers.

 

This episode has been updated to accurately reflect the extent of vaping illnesses.