Why Did CVS Buy Aetna for $69 Billion?


#1

I saw this news earlier and I’m not sure what to make of it. On one hand I can see how the coordination between the pharmacy and medical insurance will drastically be improved. On the other hand, it’s just more monopolization. I read that it was done in response to Amazon buying into the pharmaceutical market. Thoughts?

I know some of you are way more informed about the healthcare debate.


#2

When the drug stores own the doctor’s office, you will no longer receive the best medicine, you will receive the RX that cost the least. If you become a big cost risk, don’t expect your insurance to help you.


#3

Who could blame cvs, when amazon is rev’in up its engine in all fronts. Im an amazon consumer whore, so im part of the problem, unfortunately…


#4

I count myself as part of the problem too. I even do my grocery shopping through Amazon now. I honestly don’t mind Amazon getting into the pharmaceutical market if it means that prices will be cheaper.

I don’t like the idea of a pharmacy buying a healthcare company. If I get my prescriptions filled at CVS well I somehow now get screwed because I have Blue Cross Blue Shield?


#5

Hate to resort to the blame game, but isnt it obama’s care that put most of these insurance companies in distress, and thus susceptible to buy-outs like these?


#6

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem… stop being part of the problem !:wink:


#7

Thing is, I also use amazon to make money as a hobby, so yes, it is a dog-eats-dog world.


#8

One has to do what one has to do…

She thought so but as we are seeing with democrats… Da Like Dat Fast Muny