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How hospitals could kill the health insurance industry

Some of the world's most powerful retailers have been brought to their knees in recent years thanks to the "Amazon effect." The internet juggernaut has simply been able to provide almost all the goods consumers can buy more conveniently and has effectively taken over the retail industry. It appears people like Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw this opportunity all along, and precious few retail investors saw it coming.

But is there is a similar disruptive event on the horizon here in the U.S. when it comes to something just about all of us have to buy? When it comes to the controversial and increasingly all-consuming market for health insurance, the answer appears to be…

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 How hospitals could kill the health insurance industry

When and if the bean counters figure out a way that hospitals can do better without the private insurers around, it's hard to see why they wouldn't simply sweep them away faster than Amazon put an end to your local book store.

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