Running head: POPULATION HEALTH
The CVS Health and Aetna merger signify a new chapter in pharmaceutical service
provision. Pharmacies are no longer places where people pick up their medicines. Further, more
and more pharmacies are providing healthcare services like screenings and vaccines without wait
time. The adoption of the case is essential and should be expanded based on the capabilities and
strengths of the two companies that have merged under the agreement (Salazar, 2018). The
agreement maintains the essential benefits and creates value for customers.
As such, the case should be expanded due to the increasing role that pharmacies are
playing in the transforming healthcare settings. The merger demonstrates that a health financing
strategy is essential based on the nature of a country’s health system in relation to the stated
goals and objectives that should be consistent with practices entailed in the universal healthcare
coverage plans. The provision of prescription drugs in such plans is critical for patients under the
Affordable Care Act 2010 since many patients continue to suffer because they lack access to
drugs for their conditions (Salazar, 2018). The case shows that such expansion is essential in
creating more standalone and specialty pharmacies to provide critical services to patients and the
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