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December 04, 2017

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In the meantime, minute clinics work on a business model that skims the easier less complex cases from primary care.

I wish it were that simple. In my part of the world (East Coast) our primary care doctors will send us to a pharmacy clinic when we cannot get an appointment with the pcp but do not have something serious enough to require an ER visit. The pharmacy clinic will do immunizations and has a lab tech to do blood draws. Is this better than having to schedule and drive to the doctor or the lab? Yes. Is this a big part of the delivery system? No.
I suspect the merger only matters if the combined organization can set up a more comprehensive network including doctors. Many have tried. It is not easy.

“What would consumers get out it”

Is that a trick question? How is that question even germane to a ‘leveraging the synergies disruptive game changing” deal?

Think of people as machines, then the whole IoT machine learning technology will monitor patients key life metrics continually through implants sold at CVS to pinpoint the EXACT moment that Aetna should cancel the policy to collect the maximum premiums before having to incur any claims cost. By using geofencing around every health facility on the globe Aetna will be able to send SMS messagesol to phone before theyj reach the facility to notify the would-be patient their coverage has been cancelled.

That’s the value consumers can expect cd.

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