Insurers get into care, but is it good for your health?
March 9, 2018
In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.
Insurers are dropping billions of dollars on acquisitions and expansions in order to get more involved in customer health. They say this push can help cut costs and improve care, in part by keeping the sickest patients healthy and out of expensive hospitals.
That's a huge potential benefit for employers and other customers stressed by rising costs. But is this good for your health?
That question worries some health care insiders who wonder if the patient's...
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