It’s obvious that Amazon is becoming a player in the healthcare space. And it’s making plenty of people in the industry sick.
A mere sneeze out of Seattle can give anyone in the vicinity the chills. In January, Amazon announced a partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to form an independent health care company for their employees. Despite a lack of details, the news sent the stocks of United Health and Anthem plummeting by more than 5 percent. And that’s just one of the entry points that Amazon has established into our ripe-for-disruption healthcare industry. Here are six initiatives that Amazon has going right now, all of which signal a serious commitment to break into – if not break up – the industry:
“We’re making a lot of progress, and I think we’ll probably have a CEO within a couple of months,” Buffett said at the Berkshire Hathaway meeting in Omaha.
The legendary investor, nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha,” did not specify who was in the running for the top position. But candidates under consideration reportedly include Todd Park, the federal government’s former chief technology officer; Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and former Aetna executive Gary Loveman, according to CNBC.