Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Why would Walmart want to buy Humana?

Walmart is a mega-retailer.  Humana is a health insurer.  Yet Walmart is in talks to either partner with or outright purchase Humana.   Why would Walmart want to do this?  My By becoming a health care provider, Walmart’s image will improve. By becoming a health care provider, Walmart stores will get more traffic as people shop […]

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Wal-mart to be the biggest health retailer in the nation?

Hot off the press: Walmart announced it would stop offering health insurance benefits to new part-time employees, the retailer sent out a request for information seeking partners to help it “dramatically … lower the cost of healthcare … by becoming the largest provider of primary healthcare services in the nation.” Why would Wal-mart want to […]

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Mid-week Links

Walmart scales back health insurance. “Meat-axe” cuts to Medicare. Why CLASS faces a “significant risk of failure”. Costs of addressing heroin addiction. U.S. anthrax security failures eerily similar to Soviet anthrax security failures.

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