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CVS Pharmacy Purchases Aetna

By Admin | December 13, 2017

Could CVS’s $69 billion purchase of one of the largest health insurers in the U.S. change the healthcare game?

It has the potential, that’s for sure, and it could be to the benefit of consumers.

Healthcare is presently in a state of turmoil--costs are rising astronomically, the Affordable Care Act is in the balance, Medicare is losing funding and technology is starting to encroach upon the traditional methods of going to the doctor.

But a merger between CVS and Aetna could pave the way for a new approach to healthcare. Since CVS owns and operates pharmacies and retail clinics, they could theoretically provide both insurance and care for their clients/patients, removing red tape and confusion about coverage, while keeping costs affordable.

However, there could be drawbacks. What if Aetna users don’t have access to CVS facilities, or they don’t want to use CVS? Limitations are a viable concern, too.

For more, read “CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion in a Deal that May Reshape the Healthcare Industry” by the New York Times.

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