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Amazon, two other giants are promising to ‘disrupt’ the health care industry. Health care experts doubt it

Health care experts read the Amazon announcement. They were not impressed.
Source: Mark Lennihan/AP

When news broke Tuesday morning that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase are forming an independent health care company for their employees, headlines hailed the idea as a way to “disrupt” health care.

“It could be big,” Ed Kaplan, who negotiates health coverage on behalf of large employers as the national. “Those are three big players, and I think if they get into health care insurance or the health care coverage space they are going to make a big impact.”

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