Revolutionaries like Apple, Threadless, Etsy, Whole Foods, American Apparel, and Google are already reinventing better ways to grow – from the grass-roots up.
Only 9% of people purchase COBRA insurance after losing their jobs.
100,000 people were laid off this week…91,000 people and their families became uninsured just this week.
Of course they could purchase COBRA and spend 84% of their unemployment pay on health insurance.
Not a pretty picture.
Really looking forward to Chris Anderson’s new book. I think there’s a lot of merit to the freemium model for technology. I know it works on me for things I deem valuable.
My subscriptions include eMusic, Flickr, Action Method.
Things I would gladly pay for:
Tumblr, Google Reader, Google Docs, gMail, gCal, Tripit, Kayak.
Here is an interview I recently did…check it out for some more details on Hello Health.
Moritz Stefaner has to be one of the net’s best visualizers of data…the man can’t be stopped. Beautiful and functional…a perfect combination.
Time lapse of a baby playing with his toys…being a baby has to be tiring.
The current health care system is akin to the Madoff Scam or the reason behind our recession. Every transaction and cost is hidden from you in order to maximize the profits of the oligopoly.
The health care system is entirely run on a purposeful lack of transparency in order to maximize profits. Most people don’t care because they’re not spending their own money directly on health care.
And health insurance companies will continue to spend over double what they should because their revenues are still coming in. Once people stop being able to afford health insurance and insurance company revenues drastically decline, they’re going to run to the government for a bailout. And since our government is all about life support for dinosaurs, it’ll sadly happen. It’s coming soon:
The average family makes $60,000 today and health insurance costs on average $15,300. Insurance has gone up nearly 100% in the past 8 years. In 10 years, the average family will make $80,000 and health insurance will cost $33,000 (assuming health insurance rises at the same rate). This is 41% of your pre-tax income!
If there’s ever an industry that needs disruption, it’s health care.