Will the Urge to Merge Help Healthcare?

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The announcement this week that CVS would be acquiring Aetna is the latest effort to remake U.S. healthcare. Costs are still spiraling upwards at an unsustainable rate and try as we can, inertia makes efficiency and cost reduction battles difficult to win. “Bigger” hasn’t done much to reduce costs. The health insurance market is down to… [Read More]

The New Front Door to Healthcare


America is seeking a new normal in healthcare. At the National Blue Cross Consortium meeting this week, I listened to the consultant Oliver Wyman discuss future healthcare trends. The theory they are espousing is that Americans are changing the way they access healthcare. Telemedicine and retail clinics (Walmart/CVS) are increasingly becoming the new portal to… [Read More]