Some surprising names have recently entered the health care industry, with the leadership and financial clout to bring serious disruption.

Today’s health care industry is not a still-life painting; it’s a constantly shifting kaleidoscope. Everyone from brokers to employers, providers to carriers are scrambling to track the rapid changes and reassess their roles in a fluid environment.

Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and a newcomer to the industry, memorably sized up the situation. “The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” he famously said in a recent statement. “Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable.”

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