And no soon­er do a lot of oth­er major com­pa­nies get involved in a busi­ness they do not under­stand oth­er than they want to con­trol it, Alpha­bet, the sis­ter com­pa­ny of Google, has invest­ed enough to own 10% of Oscar, a tech dar­ling that seeks to dis­rupt the deliv­ery of health care and health insur­ance through tech.  As one con­sul­tant said, “(they) are look­ing to upend tra­di­tion­al modes of busi­ness in the health­care are­na by lever­ag­ing their expe­ri­ence in ana­lyz­ing the vast amounts of data avail­able to them.”  Fur­ther, he stat­ed that “they’re attempt­ing to break the cost curve, not just bend it.  They’re recon­fig­ur­ing the val­ue chain so that the val­ue flows more between the provider and the patient or cus­tomer, which is sim­i­lar to what you get in oth­er indus­tries.”  Which is great, until they real­ize that health care is not like oth­er indus­tries, but it’s always a good idea to try…