In this end-of-2018 edition of #Caretalk, Carecentrix CEO John Driscoll and I banter about Amazon, drug pricing, immigration, home health, Russia, the ACA and more. I wanted to call this episode “If You Want to Destroy my Healthcare” but was told the Weezer reference was too obscure.
Amazon is teaming up with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to create a new healthcare business to serve the companies’ employees. But all we hear about is Amazon’s role, while the other two are barely mentioned. Are they just along for the ride?
In this episode of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I tackle this question along with other meaty topics including big data, the CDC, Apple and Medicaid.
Enjoy the show -and don’t miss the lightning round!
(0:20) How will the partnership between Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway impact healthcare?
(3:45) Are JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway just “along for the ride” with Amazon?
(5:06) Who is looking out for the Medicare beneficiaries?
(8:01) The Economist published a statement that data will drive a revolution healthcare. Is The Economist right?
(10:42) Can we take any solace in the innovations happening on the state level?
(13:06) Was it the right move to force out CDC Director, Brenda Fitzgerald?
(14:20) What should be made of Trump’s description of the opioid crisis as an “emergency”?
(14:51) Will we be downloading Apple’s new Health app?
(15:37) Our thoughts on Indiana’s Medicaid program.
Let’s face it, 2017 was not a great year for healthcare policy. In this last edition of 2017, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I look back on the worst of the worst and the best of the worst, and look forward with hope to 2018.
(0:21) What were the best and worst things to happen in healthcare policy this year?
(3:05) Who should be afraid of Amazon’s entrance into healthcare?
(5:15) Are the hospital mergers a good or bad thing? Do they matter?
(6:41) Is there hope for healthcare policy in 2018?
(9:01) Does the election of Doug Jones for the US senate have any broader implications in the US?
(9:43) Will the Apple watch impact healthcare or is it all hype?
(10:25) David and John discuss their healthcare hopes for 2018.