#CareTalk – August 2018: What Does Google See in Oscar?

On this month’s episode of #CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) discuss Google’s investment in Oscar Health, younger physicians favoring single payer health insurance, and much more.

 

Overview:

(0:45) A recent survey shows that younger physicians are in favor of a single payer healthcare system. What does this mean?

(3:21) Google recently made a $375 million investment in Oscar Health. Will it pay off?

(7:02) CVS is giving customers the option of excluding high cost/low value drugs from their formularies. Will it have an impact?

(10:17) What’s new in solutions to address the opioid crisis?

Lightning Round:

(13:17) Has Chris Collins given John any stock tips lately?

(14:34) What’s up with IBM Watson?

(15:25) Why is CMS trying to stop home health aides from unionizing?

(16:21)John and David chat about their favorite movies from summer 2018.

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