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Health

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire again exemplify the new economics that highlight health plan disintermediation

Health Mergers Acquisitions

As IDC Health Insights predicted in August 2017 (Digital Transformation and New Economics Highlight Payer Disintermediation), we anticipated more deals and vertical integration. CVS announced its intention to buy Aetna. In December, and this week Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced a partnership to cut health-care costs and improve services for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.

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