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Social networks must stop providing a platform for terror, extremism and child abuse, she stressed.

Such content ought to be "removed automatically", Mrs May added.

"Earlier this month, a group of shareholders demanded that Facebook and Twitter disclose more information about sexual harassment, hate speech and other forms of abuse that take place on the companies' platforms, fake news," she said.

"Investors can make a big difference here by ensuring trust and safety issues are being properly considered - and I urge them to do so."

Although the companies said their focus mainly would be on providing improved healthcare for their own U.S. workers, the move immediately triggered speculation that any solutions they develop could spread throughout the industry., which total nearly 1 million

That sent healthcare, with investors guessing that the trio’s initiative eventually could crimp sales growth and profits for others in the healthcare field., drug and health-insurance stocks tumbling even though the three companies provided few initial details about their venture

a scenario that government and the industry so far have struggled to achieve.,Consumers might see a benefit if the companies could develop a blueprint for curbing the surge in healthcare and drug costs while maintaining or enhancing patient care

The speculation of a disruption to the industry was fueled by the stature of the three companies’ billionaire chief executives: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who already has radically changed the retail industry; Warren Buffett, whose JPMorgan Chase is the nation’s largest bank with $2.5 trillion in assets.,Womens Authentic Derek Carr Jersey, the famed investor who also oversees dozens of companies under Berkshire’s umbrella; and Jamie Dimon

Bezos and Buffett also are two of the nation’s richest people, with net worths of $119 billion and $92 billion, respectively, according to Forbes.,Authentic Amari Cooper Jersey, while Dimon’s net worth is just over $1 billion

high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.”,The three said they would start “an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints” and that its early focus “will be on technology solutions” that would provide “simplified

” Buffett said in a statement. “Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable.”,“The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy

in turn,Dimon,Authentic Gareon Conley Jersey, said in the same statement that “our goal is to create solutions that benefit our U.S. employees, all Americans.”, their families and, potentially

The management team, the companies said., location of the headquarters and other operational details will be announced later

The new venture probably won’t affect the polarized healthcare debate in Washington,Authentic Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey, but could alter the dynamics of the issue down the line if the companies come up with some innovative ideas, a vice president at the National Retail Federation trade group who lobbies Congress on healthcare issues., said Neil Trautwein

“It’s not an immediate debate-disrupter. It takes quite a bit to move what has been a highly, highly regulated marketplace, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).,” said Trautwein

“But if these three companies, each of which have been extremely innovative, then I think you’ll see private-sector employers get behind it.”, succeed in driving major change

A new,” Trautwein said., innovative approach to healthcare “is potentially a game-changer

much the same as we might shop on Amazon’s site,“Imagine a world where, we have information on physicians, how much he or she charges, then you can squeeze a lot of unnecessary cost out of the system.”,” he said. “If you can make healthcare that easy, what is the consumer reaction, what kind of outcomes they have

Trautwein said.,Government efforts to drive down costs and influence consumer behavior have not been successful

“Changing consumer behavior is a difficult thing to do. It hasn’t responded well to government rules and regulations,Authentic Obi Melifonwu Jersey,” he said. “You can’t mandate people to obtain the right medical care but perhaps you can [incentivize] them to do that. I think this may be, what the companies are driving toward.”, without seeing the chapter and verse of the joint venture

such as prescription drugs and maternity care. Most large employers already are exempt from the health law’s benefits mandate.,But those plans are specifically designed for small businesses and would probably be able to skirt a requirement in the Affordable Care Act that requires health plans sold directly to consumers to offer a basic set of benefits

The new venture “will certainly help lower annual increased healthcare costs” because of the huge number of employees involved and the ability to cut out middlemen, such as pharmacy benefit managers, Julius Hobson, said in an email., a healthcare lobbyist with the Polsinelli law firm in Washington

“Hospitals could contract directly with the new company. Initially,Womens Khalil Mack Jersey,” Hobson said., the company could buy drugs at a greater volume and demand lower prices

Amazon, already had signaled an interest in entering the pharmaceuticals supply business.,Womens Gareon Conley Jersey, which became a giant in online shopping while disrupting the traditional retail industry

Amazon’s overtures in that field were cited as one reason Health Corp., moved to bulk up by agreeing in December to buy healthcare insurer Aetna Inc. for $69 billion.,Womens Derek Carr Jersey, the nation’s largest pharmacy chain

Aetna Chief Executive Mark Bertolini said he welcomed the effort.,In response to the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture

“There is an unmet consumer need in healthcare,Womens Amari Cooper Jersey,” Bertolini said in an email. “Individuals and families want a simple, and I am encouraged to see other companies working toward the same goal.”, affordable and high-quality experience that helps them stay well. Our combination with CVS Health will help address those needs at the local level

Kaiser Permanente Chief Executive Bernard Tyson also said in a statement that “we always welcome fresh thinking and new approaches to make care more affordable and easier to access.”

many public officials and health policy experts have looked to big businesses to use their clout to bring down healthcare costs and make the U.S. healthcare system more efficient.,With nearly half of Americans getting health benefits through an employer

Xerox Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — have pushed hospitals and physicians who treat their employees to improve the way they deliver medical care.,Womens Obi Melifonwu Jersey,A handful — such as Boeing Co.

But most businesses have been reluctant to manage medical providers as they might other key suppliers or don’t have enough employees in any one market to have an effect. Few companies,Authentic David Sharpe Jersey, for example, have as much local clout as Boeing,000 people in Washington state., which employs about 80

Instead,Womens Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey, saddling them with higher deductibles and premiums., businesses have found it easier to shift rising healthcare costs onto their employees

focusing new coverage requirements on insurers that cover Americans who don’t get health benefits at work.,The Affordable Care Act largely preserved the employer-provided healthcare system

And although the law included many provisions designed to make healthcare more efficient, the half-century-old government health plan for the elderly and disabled., these initiatives have been implemented through Medicare

Medicare has traditionally been able to drive greater changes in the healthcare system because so many elderly Americans rely on the program.

Amazon’s inclusion in the new venture was notable because the e-commerce titan — which revolutionized retailing with its website, low prices,” analysts at Barclays said in a note to clients., quick deliveries and massive distribution system — “arguably has the best technical abilities of any company we cover

“We’re talking 18 months to two years down the road before something gets up and running, and currently their plans are to develop this venture strictly for their own employees,” Loo said. “Longer term, they’ll roll it out to a broader audience.”, if the model works

Bezos also cautioned that the new venture would not achieve its goals overnight.

“Hard as it might be, reducing healthcare's burden on the economy while improving outcomes for employees and their families would be worth the effort," he said in a statement. "Success is going to require talented experts, and a long-term orientation.”, a beginner's mind

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