“Healthcare is already fixed, it’s just not evenly distributed,” Dave Chase laments in his writings about employer’s struggles with healthcare costs. It’s a play on what the Sci-Fi writer Gibson said over 20 years ago: “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” The future of healthcare is NOW! There are many companies and municipalities who are living in the future and have solved the healthcare mystery for their employees already. We can learn a lot from
Just the other day after work I drove home like I always do. Same route. Same radio stations. Same traffic. Same drifting thoughts in my head. When I got home it came to me, I have no memory what so ever of driving home. It’s like I was in a trance all the way home. Do you every do that? Think to yourself, how did I get here? It’s scary! That’s where our healthcare system is right now--poor care, high prices, poor access to care, terrible insurance, and greedy middlemen takin
The summer travel season is here! Where are you heading? Have you thought about the health risk of where you’re going? You’ve been day dreaming all year about that trip to your favorite Caribbean Island. The sun. The sand. The amazing aqua water. The Chikungunya virus. Wait, what?! Yea, that’s a nasty little virus spread by mosquitoes that causes headache, fever and joint pain. It’s all over the Caribbean and Central America like Panama and Costa Rica. So is Zika virus, which
Welcome to our new blog! Doctors Orders Let’s start with a test. Pam has health insurance that has NO co-pay, but has a $500 deductible and 20% co-insurance after that. How much does Pam pay for a $10,000 surgery? Well, I suspect you were hoping there would be no math here, but we’re here to help people learn how healthcare really works--the good and the bad and the down right stupid. We also want to share how we can make it better together. Never fear, we’ll share the answe
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