Health care is a polarizing topicfor Americans. But no matter where we stand on specifics, oneoverarching idea gets very little opposition: It's clear thatour health care system is broken.

When I was nine, doctors diagnosed me with a brain tumor.Thankfully, it wasn't cancerous, but it did knock out a crucialvalve that I needed to release pressure on my brain. I've needed anartificial valve, called a shunt, ever since. Between brainsurgeries, MRIs, new doctors, and unexpected medical bills, I cantell you firsthand that our system is far too complex.

My experience as a young patient led me to spend nearly twodecades in the employee benefits space. What I've seen over thattime is an industry that's failed to meaningfully serveconsumers.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
NOT FOR REPRINT

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.