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Rumors and speculation of an Amazon entry into the health care space have been swirling for months. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Reaction is pouring in across many industries on Tuesday’s news that Amazon.com Inc., Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. plan to set up a new independent company – “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” – so that the three partners can offer health-care services to their U.S. employees more transparently and at a lower cost.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

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