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June 27 2013
by John Backus

ObamaCare’s Silver Lining

Most agree that big changes are coming to your health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as “ObamaCare.” But the best, unintended consequence of the ACA is quietly brewing right now: over the next ten years, a robust, competitive, cash-based marketplace for all health care services – from the […]

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April 17 2012
by Todd Hixon

Health Care Costs: The Art Of The Practical

My last post argued that the escalation of health care cost is the root of the long term U.S. fiscal problem, and health care reform following the Massachusetts/ACA* model makes the problem worse. Recent analysis of health care spending in Mass in the five years since health care reform shows an acceleration of both spending […]

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December 7 2011
by Todd Hixon

Consumer Driven Healthcare Proponents Finally Proven Wrong — NOT!

I’m commenting on a blog post by fellow Forbes.com contributor Rick Ungar: Consumer Driven Health Care Proponents Finally Proven Wrong. I am an advocate of consumer-driven health care, and I don’t agree with his conclusion. Rick cites the example of Grand Junction, Colorado, a community that has achieved low health care costs (Medicare spend about […]

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June 17 2011
by Todd Hixon

Customer-Driven Health Care

We’ve made several health care related investments recently:  Qliance, Healthwarehouse, and Truveris.  Customer-driven health care is the theme that unifies them.  When customers (individuals and health plan payers) take charge, things change in good and important ways.  And customers are taking charge because the cost of health care has become unaffordable for everyone, even the […]

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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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June 24 2009
by John Backus

Health Insurance is not Health Care

A recent article in the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/19/AR2009061903583.html) and an investment we recently made in a new company, Qliance (www.qliance.com) 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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