By Kevin Holloran

Healthcare remains as much a divisive issue today as it has been for the last decade, from the launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its numerous legislative and judicial challenges, to what we are seeing now with some prominent Democratic Presidential hopefuls espousing “Medicare for All”.

Initial talk around “Medicare for All” seemed to indicate it as a far-fetched and unattainable proposal that would be dead on arrival. However, the more traction it gains and the more likely it is to be seriously considered, the increased likelihood that it is a proposal that may have legs to it after all. …

The metamorphosis of U.S. not-for-profit healthcare into a more consumer-driven and population-health focused model will continue. No one knows for sure what change or challenges lie ahead, but as Heraclitus said around 500 BC, ‘Change is the Only Constant’.

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Non-Traditional Entrants

Non-traditional competitive entrants aiming to design healthcare around the consumer began in earnest two decades with the arrival of WebMD, though it has reached a crescendo of late with Amazon, Apple and Haven now leaving their mark. …

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