Commonwealth Fund January 12, 2021
Published January 12, 2021, in the Harvard Business Review. Reposted with permission.
The recent decision by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to close Haven, their venture aimed at transforming U.S. health care, shows that employers cannot do it alone
Employers aiming to make the health care system perform better will have to ally with the one purchaser that has market power everywhere — the federal government and its Medicare and Medicaid programs
Hopes ran high when Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway formed Haven three years ago to disrupt American health care. Finally, some of America’s most powerful and innovative companies were going to unleash free enterprise capitalism on our bloated, inefficient, under-performing health care sector. The recruitment...