The U.S. healthcare system is produced and fueled by crony capitalism. Activist investor Dave Chase bottom lined the result (Forbes): “the Middle Class is in a 20-year long economic depression that is at least 95% due to healthcare.” Studies show our healthcare industry is providing worse care than many other wealthy nations, at an astounding […]
Later this year, Anthem, Cigna, Aetna and Humana will all argue their respective mergers don’t run afoul of antitrust laws. Aetna also announced it was pulling out of 538 of the 778 county health insurance exchanges in 2017 due to lack of profit potential. After a honeymoon period, corporate healthcare providers are measuring the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact. PricewaterhouseCoopers […]
Guest Blogger: Dave Chase Executive Producer at The Big Heist Not long ago, I learned about a hidden gem inside of the ACA from a startup in our portfolio. They are in a fiercely competitive market for talent (Silicon Valley) where competitors are drunk on profits and happy to overpay for healthcare. Startups have to […]
Workplace wellness is a $6 billion dollar industry in the United States. Employers offer the programs to improve the health and well-being of their employees, increase their productivity, reduce their risk of costly chronic diseases, and improve control of chronic conditions. In 2012, half of all employers with at least 50 employees offered programs, and […]
Have you been watching TV recently? If so, you’ve probably seen one of the ubiquitous Medical Alert commercials — with senior citizens who routinely collapse, look helplessly at the camera, and cry, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” If your benefit plan is insured, you have the same problem.