Primary Care a Big Target for Some Big Players

Amazon, CVS, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) are all making major moves in the primary care market. These big players are all experimenting with how to be successful in primary health care and they have the data to make informed decisions and the money to make mistakes. Amazon is in the midst of a $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical. CVS is buying Signify Health in an $8 billion deal and executives have shared that the company is eyeing a major play in the primary care market by the end of this year. Alphabet’s subsidiary Cityblock has a mission statement that reads much like that of Community Health Centers. All have a motivation to make money.