A Sunday morning game…Chernobyl or Detroit? Continue reading
I went to medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. They decided to do a lovely story on Hello Health. They first contacted me only about two months after I started my own private practice…back in November 2007. They held off on the story for a bit when I told them I’d joined the Myca team. And then we built Hello Health and they … Continue reading The Penn Stater – Inventive Medicine = Hello Health
For the average person with no significant expensive chronic problems, the best insurance strategy for you is: Purchase a high deductible health plan for $140 a month (ideally with an associated Health Savings Account (HSA)) Discontinue the traditional, expensive pre-paid health care plan we’re all used to (say this costs $600 a month ($7200 a year)) Put the cost difference of the two plans into … Continue reading The best health insurance for you.
Sean, Devlyn, and I spoke at the Apple Store in Soho last night to a crowd of about 50 people who were gracious and interested enough to trek out in the cold to hear all about Hello Health. It was a much different format than we’ve ever done. Just a 10 minute introduction to Hello Health, a tour of the new platform, and then about … Continue reading
This is what the government running something looks like. It’s pension workers, bureacracy, and Windows 95. And there continues to be all this talk about single payer, and universal coverage, and big government in health care. I don’t think people stand back and think: What does the government run well? How does the USPS compare to FedEx? We don’t need government running health care. We … Continue reading Want a vision of government run health care?: Post Office Could Cut One Day of Delivery–Tuesday
I’ve been reading this book on my kindle…absolutely love the book and the kindle. Customers are now in charge. They can be heard around the globe and have an impact on huge institutions in an instant. People can find each other anywhere and coalesce around you—or against you. The mass market is dead, replaced by the mass of niches. “Markets are conversations,” decreed The Cluetrain … Continue reading What Would Google Do?
#7…Get the insurance companies out of health care. Seems to be pretty popular. Since the rise of mainstream managed care in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, sure seems like they’ve done a horrible job managing the cost of health care (aka, doing what they say they’re supposed to do). Instead, insurance companies are just making everyone’s lives harder. But they don’t care since their revenues … Continue reading What Do The American People Want?
So if you lose your job and get unemployment benefits and still want to have some sort of health insurance, 84% of your benefits will go toward having health insurance. We’re subsidizing a horribly inefficient and criminally perversely incented system that rewards doctors and hospitals for doing more office visits, more tests, and more procedures. It’s sinking our country, but the revenues are continuing to … Continue reading The average health insurance premium costs 84% of average unemployment benefits
Outside.in is probably one of the most relevant ideas to come to fruition on the internet in the recent past (well, at least until the iPhone 2.0 hits the markets on July 11 allowing us to have a full-fledged computer connected to the internet with full knowledge of where you are at any point). Outside.in aggregates blog posts from your immediate neighborhood. It localizes … Continue reading outside.in – Radar
Here’s my second cover article in a big Healthcare Industry magazine. I’d like to think I’m a better looking person than that photo…but vanity is one of the seven deadliest sins so I’ll just let it slide. And what do you think about that title? Jay Parkinson Sells Out? Continue reading Jay Parkinson Sells Out?