American health care has experienced the most turbulent decade in history, and, if the past year is any indication, there is much more tumult ahead. With the enactment, and then threat of repeal, of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); mergers and acquisitions among and between hospital systems, insurance companies, physician groups, and retail pharmacies; the emergence of retail and virtual care; and the entrance of companies such as Amazon, Alphabet, Apple, and others, the roller coaster ride has only just begun. Moreover, the system is extremely expensive (with Americans spending in excess of $3.5 trillion on health care per year), nearly impossible to navigate, and hugely inefficient, while at the same time producing truly average outcomes at best — and that’s being generous. ….more