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More and more hospitals, insurers and drugstores teaming up

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A New York Times article reviews the growing phenomenon of hospitals, insurers and drugstores teaming up to try to prosper in the turbulent healthcare world.

The paper says “They are also bracing for the threats posed by interlopers like Amazon eyeing a foray into the pharmacy business or tech companies offering virtual medical care via a computer or cellphone.”

“’There’s been a strong trend for health organizations to want to broaden their footprint, especially on the part of insurers to get more direct contact with the individual,”  Dr. John W. Rowe, a former hospital and insurance executive who is a professor of health policy at Columbia University, told The Times

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