health insurance

  • Aetna: The Company Scaring Its Competition And Delighting Startups

    Aetna: The Company Scaring Its Competition And Delighting Startups

    Whither health insurance? A former medical advisor to the Obama Administration who happens to be the brother of former Presidential Chief of Staff predicted in the New York Times that by 2020 health insurance companies will be extinct. Nearly two years ago, I penned a piece entitled Health Insurance’s Bunker Buster. It outlined two key reasons that health insurance — as we have… Read More

  • Communication is the Most Important Medical Instrument

    Communication is the Most Important Medical Instrument

    “A good scalpel makes a better surgeon. Good communication makes a better doctor.” The future of medicine in the U.S. is clear. The days of the “do more, bill more” model of reimbursement are numbered as it has produced one of the most inefficient healthcare systems in the world. While there are many unknowns regarding the future model, one thing is crystal clear… Read More