Aug 3, 2022
Update: Amazon Care telehealth service will shut
down on December 31, 2022.
Pulled the plug on it due to large corporations not signing on
and the cost of running a commercial health service is expensive.
I've have more in a future episode.
I'll keep the episode up but it is gone, as in history.
It is late and I typed out a long passage about how
entrepreneurs and corporation looking to boost revenue are looking
at the U.S. dysfunctional health system.
And that page got eaten by the spiritual gremlins of mischief.
So this is the short version.
AmazonCare is a new virtual healthcare service from Amazon. It
provides primary care, pharmaceuticals, some diagnostic services
and, in my opinion, mental healthcare lite.
Before you hippity hop over to the site you should know that
someone is squatting on the .com domain. Don’t go there. The
correct address is Amazon.Care
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at either 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at
1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.
The AmazonCare web site - currently it is Amazon.Care. The
.com version is domain squatted.
The Ginger website with information for consumers
or businesses that would like to contract
with the service.
The HBO series John Oliver's Last Week Tonight
episode on Mental
Health care. It is a dilly and you can watch the episode on
The Body Keeps the Score, Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing
of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. published in 2015 by
Penguin Random House
. The book
is available as a book, ebook and audiobook.
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