Fierce Health Payer March 22, 2021
Heather Landi

This week, Amazon announced a move that many had been expecting since the tech giant launched a virtual health pilot 18 months ago.

Amazon plans to expand its virtual health service benefit, called Amazon Care, to all its U.S. employees this summer while also making it available to other companies as an employee benefit. Amazon Care’s in-person service will expand to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and other cities in the coming months, the company said.

It marks Amazon’s first foray into direct patient care on a national scale as it makes strategic moves to gain a foothold in the $3 trillion healthcare market.

“Amazon believes healthcare is a space they can improve and likely be profitable in, and that didn’t require deep-pocketed partners to do so,”...

 
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2021-03-22T23:45:40-04:00