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September 20, 2023

How to Expertly Navigate Your Health Insurance and Medical Billing in the US

with podcast guest

Jeff Witten

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Jeff Witten is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sheer Health, which will change how you deal with healthcare! Sheer Health demystifies health insurance, medical billing, and healthcare for individuals and families, and the platform enables you to connect your health insurance account to Sheer Health, just like how you connect your bank account to a service like Venmo or Paypal. It’s an app on your phone that takes 2-3 minutes to register and connect your insurance. The service is incredibly easy to use and is truly aligned with you and your interests in maximizing your benefits and saving time and money.

In this episode, we talk about my emergency surgery and the shocking hospital bill, the challenges many of us face navigating the opaque and often inefficient US healthcare system, the complexities of health insurance, protections for consumers, the financial burden of medical expenses, options for managing or reducing these expenses, and so much more!

Highlights

  • My emergency appendectomy and the shocking hospital bill
  • Why I decided to switch to a health-sharing organization instead of traditional insurance
  • The challenges I faced with my bill despite being insured
  • How Jeff Witten was integral in the process
  • Jeff’s background and why he started Sheer Health
  • How Sheer Health helps people navigate the complexities of health insurance
  • The lack of transparency, inefficiencies, and financial challenges people face when dealing with the US healthcare system
  • Regulatory changes that have improved credit reporting and debt collection practices.
  • The No Surprises Act and protections for consumers
  • Universal healthcare and the challenges of implementing it in the US
  • The financial burden of medical expenses and options for managing or reducing these expenses
  • Hidden insurance nuances, including dealing with gaps in coverage and the need for advocacy
  • Using software to make complex insurance rules simple for consumers
  • How Sheer Health works and the benefits, including retrospective claim analysis and providing action steps to resolve issues

Resources

Podcast Production: Amazing Gains

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