Healthcare Costs for the Average American are $6,553 in 2020

Milliman recently released their 2020 Milliman Medical Index. Here are some key findings from the report on healthcare costs: In 2020, healthcare costs for a hypothetical family of four reached $28,653. •   Healthcare costs for the average person are at $6,553 this year. •   Healthcare costs grew by 4.1% this year, outpacing growth in gross domestic product. •   Hospital costs... Read More

5.1-12.1 Million People Would Be Better Off With a Public Option – Would They?

RAND Corporation recently published a research brief modeling the impact of a public option for health insurance. Here are some key findings from the report: Unsubsidized individual enrollment fell from 6.3 million in 2016 to 3.8 million in 2018. •   Across 4 public option scenarios, 5.1-12.1 million people would be better off. •   An estimated 2.2 to 6.8 million people... Read More

Surprise Billing Legislation Still Harms the Consumer

Two major pieces of surprise-billing legislation were marked up in their respective House committees : HR 5826 (Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act) and HR 5800 (Ban Surprise Billing Act). Both of which utilize arbitration. There is no reason for this surprise billing legislation!  It's quite simple: hospitals have outsourced their emergency departments (ED)... Read More

Do 50 million people really lose health insurance because of their jobs?

People are jumping on and off the “Medicare for All” bandwagon.  Bernie Sanders uses pieces parts rhetoric to get people in a frenzy.  No Bernie, 50 million people weren’t without insurance. When an employer offering health insurance changes plans, the employees are NOT without insurance.  No Bernie, the employee who leaves their insurance coverage at their former employer (whether voluntary... Read More

GrekTek Announcement: Telehealth Platform Successfully Piloted to Deliver Enhanced Value in Multidisciplinary Care Management

As many of you know, I have a passion for changing healthcare.   It's why I became an investor in and Head of Business Development for Grektek and everbeat.  Please read on for more detail about everbeat's successful pilot with Innovation Health. Engage with me to learn more about everbeat and its ability to change lives through remote patient monitoring. Over... Read More