Dr Phil Smith of Miami University: In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System

An Interview With Luke Kervin

Make healthcare affordable, for everyone, including preventive care. Healthcare is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. People choose to forego cost-saving preventive care because they can’t afford it, and access healthcare only when it is an absolute necessity, which usually means very expensive. This is bad for our healthcare system, it is bad for people, and it often means a financial loss for healthcare providers who may never fully collect on their services. Making sure everyone has health insurance, through policy, is the way to make this happen. People have tried to lower costs on the supply-side, and it just doesn’t work. For example, some believe that if we stopped using HMOs so much, and returned to fee-for-service insurance, this would help. I think this is short-term memory, because rising healthcare costs was a main factor driving a switch from fee-for-service to a HMO-based systems in the first place.

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Luke Kervin, Co-Founder of PatientPop

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Luke Kervin is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of PatientPop, an award-winning practice growth technology platform.

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