First the com­bi­na­tion of Berk­shire Hath­away, Ama­zon and Citibank – we can’t even remem­ber the name it came and went so fast.  Then Google Health was formed, sup­port­ing over 500 employ­ees to trans­form the way health care is deliv­ered.  Apple fol­lowed suit.  And now…the first guys are gone, Google just announced it was pulling the plug, and Apple said it has scaled back a spe­cif­ic health team focused on its inter­nal health app.

So wait, is it real­ly that hard, and why is it that the great tech com­pa­nies couldn’t solve the prob­lem of admin­is­tra­tive waste, health care deliv­ery effi­cien­cy and all the oth­er items the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment said they can solve just by expand­ing Medicare?  Huh?