Student debt “clinics” are popping up around the country. People say they can learn information that’s hard to get from their servicer.

Student loan borrowers learn information at debt clinics.     

Outstanding education debt in the U.S. now exceeds $1.5 trillion, posing a greater burden to Americans than auto or credit card debt. Average debt at graduation is currently around $30,000, up from $13,000 in the late 1990s. The federal student loan system is famously complicated. There are some 14 ways to repay your student loans, […]

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Why Amazon has a big data analytics edge in primary care clinics

The latest twist in Amazon’s road into healthcare emerged with reports speculating that the company is building primary care clinics for its employees. And while Seattle-area medical groups and hospitals are likely wondering what that might mean for their patient populations the initiative, should it happen, could have implications beyond the Pacific Northwest in short […]

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Amazon says it is building primary clinics for employees

Another clue about Amazon’s intentions for healthcare emerged on Thursday when reports broke that the online retailer is planning to build primary care clinics for Seattle employees.  The technology giant, in fact, has been working its way into healthcare on multiple fronts, including providing cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service, storage and other platforms for hospitals, acquiring the online […]