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An Oak Street Health clinic. Photo: Oak Street Health

The Department of Justice is investigating Oak Street Health, the newly public chain of physician clinics that focuses on Medicare patients, over possible violations of the False Claims Act, the company disclosed in a quarterly filing.

Why it matters: Oak Street Health is one of the fastest-growing primary care groups, especially for people over 65.

  • The DOJ requested documents tied to Oak Street Health's "relationships with third-party marketing agents" and "free transportation" provided to its patients, according to the filing.

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Vulnerable Democrats are urging President Biden and congressional leaders to act quickly to prevent the Medicare cuts that will take effect on the first day of the new year.

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A new investigation has exposed a slew of problems plaguing Colorado's behavioral health system.

Why it matters: Colorado leads the U.S. with the highest rate of adult mental illness and least access to care, according to Mental Health America.

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Donald Trump and his associates are systematically reshaping the Republican Party, working to install hand-picked loyalists across federal and state governments and destroy those he feels have been disloyal, sources close to the former president tell Axios.

Why it matters: If most or all of Trump’s candidates win, he will go into the 2024 election cycle with far more people willing to do his bidding who run the elections in key states.