The New York Times reported that “Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company to serve their employees in the United States.” The January 30, 2018 report entitled “Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Disrupt Health Care” included these comments from Ed Kaplan (who negotiates health coverage on behalf of large employers as the national health practice leader for the Segal Group):
Those are three big players, and I think if they get into health care insurance or the health care coverage space they are going to make a big impact.
…larger insurers were frustratingly inefficient when it came to fixing problems like preventing people from visiting the emergency room when they did not need to, or requiring a doctor’s visit for routine tasks like refilling a prescription.
Stay tuned for more disruption!
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