Why is making healthcare easy so hard?

Well, the simple answer is there are too many players and partnerships between them are next to impossible to broker. In order to fix the healthcare experience we all hate, the partners must have a singular vision for a better experience, and then broker the deal so we all benefit.  There are a four main players in healthcare: Employers Health insurance companies Doctors/Hospitals Patients Employers … Continue reading Why is making healthcare easy so hard?

Obama’s plan started with good intentions. But in the end, it ended up being a compromise that essentially puts the medical industry on life support. It’s prolonging the death of a completely unsustainable industry. Let’s look at the average cost of yearly health insurance premiums over time: 2001: $4,918 2009: $10,743 2019: $28, 530 These numbers are an undisputed fact. By the end of the … Continue reading

But we seem to want to be free from that obligation as well. This morning in America’s highest court, freedom seems to be less about the absence of constraint than about the absence of shared responsibility, community, or real concern for those who don’t want anything so much as healthy children, or to be cared for when they are old. Until today, I couldn’t really … Continue reading

Which alcoholic drinks are “healthiest?” You don’t want pull out your calorie calculator next time you saddle up to the bar, so with all that out of the way, you’d probably still like some more specific directions. So let’s talk brass tacks: Drink wine. It’s low in calories. Drink liquor. By itself. It’s low in calories. If you can’t do without your mixed drinks, consider … Continue reading

The Future of Primary Care. Let’s consider a few facts: Only about 5% of graduating medical residents chose primary care as a profession for the past decade or so Primary care doctors earn $3.5 million less over their careers than specialists About 70% of primary care visits get referred to specialists About 60% of traditional primary care visits can be done over the phone or … Continue reading