Health insurance and the cost of healthcare in the US is complicated, to say the least. Coverage, co-pays, in-network, out-of-network, HSAs, deductibles, and universal codes: it seems like you need a PhD just to figure out how much you’ll be charged to get a checkup (let alone get treatment for a life-threatening illness). Dan Weissmann knows this first-hand. He quit his insurance-providing job to do his own thing and in the process he has found himself navigating the healthcare minefield. He’s documenting this journey, talking to experts, and telling patient stories on his new podcast, An Arm and a Leg. Dan was kind enough to give me some of his time to tell me more about his podcast.
The idea of the sharing economy is not new, from carpooling to sharing a sofa in a stranger’s house. However, the proliferation of the Internet has totally changed the scene. It has enabled a number of startups and internet companies to formalize sharing experiences into the world’s most profitable businesses. Listen to this month’s episodes […]