The health markets for Apple and Alphabet’s Google are already set, but with Google’s purchase of HealthCare.gov, the companies have effectively taken control of the industry and can now dictate terms for all providers, including doctors, hospitals and insurers.
The deal, which was first reported by Reuters, allows the companies to set the terms of care and charge insurers based on the health of the customers.
The announcement by Google comes as the U.S. Health and Human Services Department announced the merger of two major providers of health care, Cigna and Humana, and also announced a partnership with the California Department of Public Health to promote access to affordable health insurance options for all Americans.
The companies will now have exclusive control of two of the largest health insurance markets in the country, while also taking over a third that is the largest provider, Kaiser Permanente.
This means that Google and Alphabet will be in control of health insurance marketplaces in the U: California and the District of Columbia.
But the companies will also be in charge of other health insurance providers and policies in the states of Massachusetts, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania, which together have over 30 million people.
The agreement is expected to cost the U,Cigna, Humana and Cignan an estimated $2.4 billion.
It’s not clear how much the combined companies will be paid, although it’s likely to be at least $1 billion.
The combined companies are expected to pay an average of $1,200 per health plan for each of the new health insurance plans.
They will have the option of increasing their payments for individual plans to $2,000 per plan or $2 for a group plan, depending on the size of the enrollee base.
The company is also expected to offer a health savings account that offers an optional 10% discount for those with lower incomes.
As part of the deal, Google is expected have control over all marketing and promotional programs, including the distribution of health and wellness products and services to consumers.
Health insurers will continue to negotiate with the companies and offer their own coverage and services.
Insurers will be able to continue offering their own plans to customers, but they will not be able offer their members coverage through Google’s new Health Care.gov website.
The agreements were announced at the annual conference of the American Hospital Association, a group representing more than 1,000 hospitals, health systems and healthcare providers.
The hospitals will also continue to offer individual and group plans through Google, while the companies expect the marketplaces to be able charge insurers less.
Insurance industry executives have been skeptical of the merger.
They said that Google’s buy of Health Care and the resulting consolidation would likely lead to lower premiums for consumers and that insurers would have little incentive to offer their customers insurance plans through the combined company.
“Health care is the one industry where you have no real incentive to negotiate and compete,” said Richard Aboulafia, a vice president for health and human services at the Insurance Information Institute.