Efficiency. Ease of Use. Convenience. We love our products and services to be easy access these days. Instant gratification. Are we sure the CVS and Aetna partnership is going to move the needle?
The immediate affect of this CVS and Aetna merger would be minor in my opinion. CVS is already offering prescription drugs through their pharmacy. They already have hired pharmacists, too. Now, CVS will offer health insurance options... sure the information is valuable to share with one another. Plus, the distribution of prescriptions would be more convenient for the company. Perhaps it could be more convenient for the patient as well.
It’s about getting closer to the community. CVS has 10,000 stores within five miles of 80% of the American public; that’s a huge footprint to leverage, Bertolini says. But there’s a lot of work to do to accomplish that. “The insurance company isn’t going to be about making money anymore,” he says. “It’s [going to be] about facilitating the financing of affordable and convenient care.”
Can you see the future? We shall see what the future holds with this merger.