Haggen is taking an important step in a very long road toward becoming a truly universal health care system.
It’s been more than a decade since the Obama administration first proposed a universal health plan, and it’s been nearly four decades since the last major proposal to achieve universal coverage in the United States.
But with a new report out Tuesday from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, Haggen says that if it can make its promise to its employees, its shareholders, and its customers, it can turn that dream into reality.
And it’s done it through a single-store model.
As Haggen CEO and co-founder Paul Haggen points out, in order to succeed, the company needs to be as efficient as possible in the way it delivers its products.
“Our retail stores have become a lot more efficient,” Haggen tells Vice News.
“We’ve got a very simple process that allows us to deliver a product quickly, cheaply, and with very low prices.
It’s called single-stop delivery.”
Haggen has spent the last several years expanding its product offerings to meet the growing demand for its prescription drugs and health care services.
Today, its two stores carry nearly one-third of the total supply of the drugstore chain in the U.S. The company also has a vast array of health insurance plans and has a network of suppliers.
And for the past five years, Haggin has focused on developing an efficient way to manage the chain, one that’s based on what its customers expect, and that doesn’t cost too much.
In its report, the GAO says Haggen has been “doing everything possible to deliver on the promise to the public.”
And it shows how far the company has come.
While it has made a lot of progress, the report shows that it still has a ways to go before it can truly reach universal coverage.
But with all the challenges that lie ahead, Haggens progress is a significant step forward.
And as the GAOS report points out in its conclusion, it’s important to keep in mind that “this is an ambitious goal.”
While there are still many challenges in the development of universal health coverage, it is possible that by 2025, a single store could be the norm, according to the GAOs report.
Haggens goal of single-stopped delivery will allow it to expand its supply chain and increase its efficiency in how it delivers the products it sells, while also reducing the number of suppliers needed.
In fact, Haggesto said its goal is to get its product sales to zero, and by 2025 it expects to have no more than 200 suppliers.
Hags current single-stores have a total of more than 1.5 million employees, with an average of about 500 employees.
But the company says it plans to keep more than 100 of those employees, and as it grows, it plans on hiring more staff.
It also plans to increase its workforce as the company expands its supply network and its supply of drugs.
As it grows and more people work at its stores, Hagge says it will have more employees who are knowledgeable in all aspects of pharmacy, from pharmacy management to accounting.