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UnitedHealthcare tangled in out-of-network lawsuit

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Envision Healthcare is suing UnitedHealthcare. Photo: Mike Bradley / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Envision Healthcare, the parent company of physician staffing firms and surgery centers, is suing UnitedHealthcare over allegations the insurer "unilaterally" lowered contracted payments to Envision doctors and refused to add new Envision providers to its insurance networks.

The big picture: Envision has taken a lot of heat from patients, lawmakers and investors for surprise bills that contained high charges. But the company is attempting to reverse the narrative in court by arguing a big insurer pressured its doctors "to contract with United on unreasonable terms or to be out-of-network." UnitedHealthcare did not immediately respond for comment.

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Trump: Transgender people "disqualified" from the military

SecDef Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool / Getty Images

President Trump late Friday issued an order disqualifying most transgender people from serving in the military.

"[T]ransgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances."

Why it matters: Anything short of an inclusive policy for transgender troops will be viewed as a continuation of the ban Trump announced on Twitter in August.

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Both Bush and Obama also requested line item veto power

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President Trump tweeted on Friday evening that to avoid having "this omnibus situation from ever happening again," he wants Congress to re-instate "a line-item veto."

Why it matters: This would allow him to veto specific parts of a bill without getting rid of the entire thing. Trump was deeply unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress early Friday morning, but signed it anyway on Friday afternoon.