Good morning ... This is it: my last Vitals. After almost 2 years, I admit I'm pretty excited to start my workdays a little later than 5:30am, but I sincerely will miss serving such a smart and engaged group of readers every day. Thank you for all your tips, constructive criticism, and suggestions for new ways to think about these complicated issues.

The good news for all of us is that Caitlin Owens takes over this newsletter beginning Monday. Caitlin is great. Y'all should be nice to her and send her good tips, at And you can always reach me at

Correction: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Blink Health and MedImpact settled their lawsuits.