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closeup of facade of Amazon building Partnering with a major insurer could introduce Amazon’s virtual health service to millions of patients and save it  from having to contract directly with multiple employers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Securing the partnership of major insurance carriers would be a big step forward for Amazon Care as it seeks to expand. So far, however, it is struggling to get some of them on board, according to Business Insider.

Amazon Care works through a mobile app, allowing people to see a care team through video chats, text messaging and sometimes in person, including at home. The care teams can administer vaccines, do lab testing, write prescriptions and more. It started as a pilot for Amazon’s employees in Washington, but this summer Amazon Care will expand its virtual services to the rest of Amazon’s U.S. workforce of about 950,000 people.

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