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Can Amazon and Its Partners Solve America’s Healthcare Woes?

HealthLine
 
The three formed a new company that will initially focus on “technology solutions” to provide “simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” according to a joint statement.
 
At this point, there are few details on what this means because the companies are just getting started.
 
Ken Thorpe, PhD, the chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, thinks that in order for the project to succeed, the companies need to tackle the things that are really driving up healthcare costs in the United States.
 
“If they start off in the wrong place trying to solve the wrong problem,” Thorpe told Healthline, “then I think they’re going to face some of the challenges that a lot of other employers and payers have faced.”
 
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