On May 7, 2019, Physician’s Weekly, along with Linda Girgis, MD, co-hosted live, interactive tweetchat on the corporatization of healthcare and its impact on patients and healthcare professionals. Topics discussed were: whether or not Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)’s plans to open their own primary care clinics is a conflict of interest, if BCBS primary care clinics become reality, who will have oversight of the medical care provided there and whether BCBS will become its own kingdom, whether the various huge mergers in healthcare in 2018 (eg, CVS/Aetna) help or harm patients, and much more!

Below are the highlights from the chat. You can read the full transcript here, by scrolling down to the corresponding responses.

Click here for a look at our #PWChat schedule and recaps.

 

 

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