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Apple care (for humans).

“Apple plans to enter the health insurance industry by 2024, according to CCS Insights’ Chief Analyst Ben Wood. Many of you have followed the decade-long saga of big tech attempting to enter the healthcare space to compete with incumbents, only […]

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How will Amazon approach U.S. primary care?

Musings by two MBA professors who specialize in the healthcare industry: Robert S. Huckman and Bradley Staats. “Amazon has a playbook for reinventing businesses that it enters. It includes simplifying processes, experimenting to determine which new approaches work best, and […]

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Do 100 million people in the U.S. live with medical debt?

That’s the headline, but their methodology is not totally convincing. What is apparent, though, is that the number is extremely high. “To calculate the true extent and burden of this debt, the KHN-NPR investigation draws on a nationwide poll conducted by KFF […]

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The new trend in healthcare: do-it-yourself.

“Frustrated with an overburdened health system, more consumers are turning to gadgets, home kits, apps and monitors for tasks and tests previously handled by trained medical workers. They are monitoring their own blood pressure, conducting EKGs, tracking blood sugar and […]

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Bio eats world: the biology of aging

Episode one of a new a16z podcast dedicated to bio. I liked that they discussed how aging research might fold back into the existing healthcare system. “Once a fringe field, the science of aging is now entering a new phase […]

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A $175 Covid-19 test, $2,479 in charges

“A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to […]

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Amazon Care pilot program for Seattle employees

The program features both telehealth and in-home care services that include clinical laboratory testing. It’s for employees only at this point. Remember that Amazon Go’s cashier-free stores began this way too. Relentless.com is coming for healthcare. | learn more