Amazon isn’t only retail giant trying to remake health care

WALMART IS EXPERIMENTING with a number of ways to bring down its health care costs, including setting up accountable care organizations at many of its employment centers, where the retailer buys care directly from providers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
WALMART IS EXPERIMENTING with a number of ways to bring down its health care costs, including setting up accountable care organizations at many of its employment centers, where the retailer buys care directly from providers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. says it wants to remake health care for its workers. But its biggest rival is beating it to the punch. Walmart Inc., the largest private employer in the United States, has been buying health care for its workers directly from providers in six different regions – bypassing insurers who usually…

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