Episode #192

Andy Schoonover

Crowdfunding Better Health

Andy Schoonover is the Founder and CEO of CrowdHealth, a platform that crowdfunds healthcare costs for its members so they can ditch their health insurance plans. 

You work for whoever pays you. Doctors work for health insurance companies. But if patients pay them directly, the dynamic changes. They work for you and treat you like a human being. Click To Tweet

He chats with Dr. Anthony Gustin about why this model solves the biggest problems in our broken medical-industrial complex and brings a community-first approach back to healthcare.

We can show we’re getting 50% better rates for our members than health plans and saving them up to 90% on medications. Click To Tweet

Tune in to the episode to hear them discuss:

  • What inspired Andy to start CrowdHealth
  • What’s wrong with the health insurance industry
  • How people rack up million-dollar hospital bills
  • What makes paying doctors in cash at the point of care different
  • How crowdfunded healthcare works
  • How CrowdHealth members dramatically reduce their healthcare expenses
  • What incentivizes members to contribute to others and take better care of their health
  • The demographics of their members and the most common crowdfunding requests
  • How many claims have been denied vs. fully funded

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