Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini Interview on Healthcare’s Future Focus & CVS Buyout
Today news broke on a buyout of Aetna by CVS for a reported $69 Billion which could significantly alter the future of healthcare.
CVS CEO Larry Merlo stated, “This combination brings together the expertise of two great companies to remake the consumer healthcare experience. With the analytics of Aetna and CVS Health’s human touch, we will create a healthcare platform built around individuals.”
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini stated, “Together with CVS Health, we will better understand our members’ health goals, guide them through the health care system and help them achieve their best health.”
In an interview recently, accessed via the curated story below, you will find what I believe to be a must-see interview of Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini. I found the interview quite interesting and candid insight into the state of healthcare in the US and how the basic premise and system must be changed to focus on addressing the well being of individuals vs treating the sick. He stated, “I think we should define health is a healthy person is productive, a productive person is socially, economically, and physically viable and viable people are happy.”
Please take the time to hear him out!