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Uber is launching healthcare ride service

Uber is launching healthcare ride service
Posted at 12:17 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 07:32:43-05

(CNN) - Popular ride share, Uber, is ready to roll out a new service, Uber Health.

Uber can now help get patients to their doctors' appointments on the providers' dime.

Every year, millions of Americans miss medical appointments because they don't have transportation.

The missed appointments cost the medical system more than $150 billion a year.

Uber Health is partnering with health care providers to schedule rides for patients.

More than 100 healthcare organizations are on board, including hospitals, rehab centers, senior care facilities and physical therapy centers.

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