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The Antidote To The High Cost Of Healthcare Is Healthcare Consumerism

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/7524020/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/864077/custom-color/3a5fa9" height="100" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]The Affordable Care Act has doubled down on the high cost of healthcare driven by the insurance industry. However, the antidote to the high cost is healthcare consumerism. Dr Brian Hill the Founder, President and Chief Medical Officer  joins me to discuss Hipnation, an innovative

Healthcare Facts Count

A recent Pew study concluded that 60% of Americans believe that the government should be responsible for providing healthcare coverage. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/10/03/most-continue-to-say-ensuring-health-care-coverage-is-governments-responsibility/ The first thing that people need to ask is was the methodology used to perform the study a valid way to extrapolate what over 300 million people really want? And second, can accurate conclusions

Do You Know What Your Doctor Does?

The American healthcare system is at a crossroads. Over the past eight years there has been an acceleration in the movement towards automation, centralization and regulation in an attempt to increase efficiency, lower cost and increase access.Towards that end, there has been an exponential growth in large hospital systems which have co-opted and in some

The New American Healthcare Act: Will It Bring Down Costs?

There are three things that are important to know about the new healthcare proposal known as The American Healthcare Act of 2017 (AHCA). First, it does not repeal Obamacare; second, it doubles down on one of the most expensive parts of the healthcare system by subsidizing the health insurance industry; and third, it does not

Healthcare Consumerism: The Power of Patient Choice

It is obvious that our healthcare system is not working and fundamental changes have to be made. It is time to redefine what quality healthcare means. Instead of being considered a right perhaps it is time to think of it as a service. Patients are consumers seeking service that is accessible, affordable and innovative from

ObamaCare: A House Of Cards

The latest insurance company to pull out of the Obamacare exchanges because of financial losses shines a light on the slippery foundation upon which it was set up. In the haste to be all things to all people in order to sell it, little thought was given to how it would actually work – the