Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’

January 18 2011
by Todd Hixon

Honey Pots Wanted

We’ve made three investments in the business side of health care.  We’re not a health care fund, not expert in treating disease or handicapping the odds of of new drug approval (except to say that they seem very poor).  But we understand how new competitors using methods like eCommerce, software as a service, and new […]

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March 13 2010
by John Backus

Health Care Reform: Common Sense Solutions

Health Care Reform is topical.  But it need not cost an arm and a leg to do.  Because I sit on the Board of Directors of NAV portfolio company Qliance, an innovative “Direct Practice” primary care solution that operates completely outside of the insurance system, I am often asked to comment on things that we […]

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July 16 2009
by John Backus

Where is the REFORM in all of the “Health Care Reform” bills being Debated in Congress?

I have a problem with the health care reform bills being bantied about these days on Capital Hill. Actually I have a few problems. My problem with all of the “health care reform” proposals is that they don’t reform anything! What do I mean by that? Let me count the ways: 1. There is no […]

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July 8 2009
by Thanasis Delistathis

New technology is not going to bring healthcare costs down

We are all used to thinking that newer technology makes things more efficient.  Computers have really increased productivity while reducing costs in a huge array of business systems.  That logic is being used in Washington these days to justify how we can reduce costs while also expanding coverage in the raging debate of healthcare reform. […]

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June 24 2009
by John Backus

Health Insurance is not Health Care

A recent article in the Washington Post ( and an investment we recently made in a new company, Qliance ( prompted this post.Did you ever wonder why you have health insurance for ordinary everyday stuff?  Like an annual physical.  A flu shot.  A vision test.  Having your teeth cleaned twice a year.  I did.  Why? […]

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