Large health insurers have increasingly become providers of care as well, in another sign of consolidation in the health care system that should concern everyone, as the quality and cost implications are usually not good. Humana furthered its march into home care by buying onehome (isn't that cute, no capitals in its name) to add to its CenterWell division.
Primary care has been all the rage for several years, with a slight interruption by the epidemic. We are beginning to see more deals for primary care businesses, as Cano Health, which offers care to Medicare patients and recently went public, says it is buying University Health, a primary care network in South Florida, for $600 million.
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