The US healthcare system is broken financially, ethically, functionally. It is as industrial as any steel-making plant, but least good steel comes out of the latter—not so with healthcare patches and gimmicks that do nothing for improving baseline health.
Along comes Amazon Healthcare.
Is it going to disrupt the industry and cut costs by 10X as is clearly possible, or just pile onto the status quo, being subdued by regulations and intense resistance from established players?
Will it be woke, will it be a honeypot for governments and hackers, will it break out of assembly-line medicine or reinforce it?
Will it become a pill mill, given its apparent business model of consult-and-prescribe?
Given the extremely low quality product served up by today’s Medicine-Industrial Complex, if all it does is bring costs down while preserving the status quo, then perhaps it is an improvement.