Can ride-hailing companies cure medical transportation woes?
Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor.
The ride-hailing services are expanding their offer to take patients around the country to and from non-emergency health care appointments, and they have a huge market to target.
More than 7 million Americans miss medical care every year due to a lack of transportation, according to health economist Paul Hughes-Cromwick.
Health insurers and care providers have been trying to solve this problem for years. Those who have studied it say Lyft and Uber will help, but... read more
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