US Satisfaction With Healthcare the Lowest It’s Been in Decades. How Can We Fix It?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U and is passionate about the care provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Dissatisfaction in Healthcare:

There’s no denying it’s been a crazy few years in healthcare. The ever-changing landscape has left Americans feeling tired, financially drained, and disappointed.

A new Gallup poll reveals that less than half of Americans rate the US healthcare quality as good or excellent, the worst ranking in two decades.1 While the past few years do share a similar sentiment, it’s hard to ignore this trend and the fact that people want solutions to this problem, and they want them now.

Reasons why satisfaction
with healthcare is low

    • Cost. according to the poll, only 24 percent of people are satisfied with the cost of healthcare.2 In 2022, the average American spent $1,044 on healthcare per month.3 To put it into a different perspective, this is almost the same as the average monthly cost of rent ($1,295).4
    • Quality of care. Since 2020, the percentage of Americans that thought their personal care was “excellent or good” dropped from 82 to 72 percent, the percentage that thought it was “fair” rose from 13 to 22 percent, and the percentage that thought it was “poor” rose from three to six percent. Although some may view these numbers as not being a drastic change, 28 percent of Americans still classify their care as “fair” or “poor— close to one-third of the population”1 Unfortunately, there has been an increased strain on healthcare workers in the past few years. This strain has resulted in burned-out employees in the same boat as many Americans—fed up with the system.

Americans’ frustration with healthcare isn’t new, and people are looking for alternatives to typical care access. There’s not much an individual can do to change the satisfaction of care, but something we can do is shift toward a more direct approach.

This is where direct primary care (DPC) comes in. DPC is an alternative model for primary care access, separate from insurance.

    • It’s not only beneficial for its members, but physicians are also seeing the positives of adopting this type of care as they gain freedom from dealing with time-consuming paperwork.
    • DPC Physicians make their patients the priority via better monthly profit forecasts that, in turn, allow them to keep a manageable panel of patients.5
    • It increases doctor-patient visit times while reducing ER visits.
    • The usual 24-hour access offered by DPC practices as well as lowered costs of running an insurance-free practice allows for providers to practice quality healthcare while at the same time lowering healthcare costs.6

In layman’s terms, DPC is a healthcare membership that includes an affordable fixed monthly rate and more continuous and easy access to quality physician care.

Visit www.healthc2u.com for more information. Healthcare2U is the nation’s fastest-growing hybrid Direct Primary Care organization.

 

Interview: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U and is passionate about the care provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

Dr. Rogriguez co-founded Healthcare2U to ensure that organizations of all sizes and structures have unlimited, nationwide access to affordable and consistent primary and urgent care. He has over 20 years of experience working in private practice as an attending physician with one of the most prestigious healthcare systems in the country, Baylor Health Care Systems. Dr. Rodriguez and his company have been featured on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends and in publications like BenefitsPro, America’s Benefit Specialist, and Broker World.

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Sources

1Americans Sour on U.S. Healthcare Quality (gallup.com)

2America’s Diminishing Satisfaction on U.S. Healthcare Quality | HealthNews

32022 Edition — Health Care Costs 101 – California Health Care Foundation (chcf.org)

4Average rent in U.S. by apartment size 2022 | Statista

5Doctors Love Direct Primary Care (DPC) | Healthcare2U (healthc2u.com)

6Healthcare Finance NewsBalat-Pickett-OConnor-Direct-Care-Gives-Patients-More-Choice1.pdf (texaspolicy.com)

If It’s So Convenient, Why is Telehealth Declining?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U and is passionate about the care provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
The Decline in Telehealth:

During the pandemic, the use of virtual doctor’s appointments, also known as “telehealth,” exploded. In 2021, 37 percent of adults used telemedicine.1 People soon realized telehealth was a safe way to get the care they needed without having to (1) commute to a doctor’s office, (2) take extra time off work for an appointment, or (3) worry about possible exposure to a multitude of diseases.

If we realized how great telehealth was, why is its use steadily declining? The answer isn’t simple, as it involves patient preferences, insurance companies, and the government.

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What Has Happened to the Solo Primary Care Clinic?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Solo Primary Care Clinic:

The solo, independent primary care physician is disappearing. Being a physician who has struggled to keep clinic doors open and trying to provide solid primary care has been a struggle for many. I have seen many of my fellow primary care friends call it quits. They now work for a hospital or corporate-based clinics, employed as hospitalists and federal, state, and county system employees.

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How to Take Charge of Your Recovery at Home Following a Surgery or Hospital Discharge

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Cleamon Moorer, Jr.

Cleamon Moorer, Jr., DBA, is President and CEO, American Advantage Home Care, Inc. His home healthcare agency has served thousands of patients all throughout Metro Detroit. He is also the bestselling author of From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees.

What Dr. Moorer can say in an interview about
Recovering at Home:

      • Identify and communicate with your Primary Care Physician (PCP) prior to your hospital stay to see if they will sign orders and/or write a prescription for home health care.

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8 Health Tips to Help You Live Your Best (Aging) Life

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on the mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on
Health & Aging:

We’re all aging.

Tomorrow you will be older than you are today. It’s sad but true. And while we can’t do anything to reverse this aging process, we can adopt a lifestyle now that will set us up for success later.

As we grow, we should ask ourselves, “What would my future self want me to be doing right now? What wouldn’t they want me to be doing?”

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5 Crucial Things We Must Do to Improve the US Healthcare System

Available for Interviews: Dr. Reagan B. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is the author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement. Dr. Anderson was a combat doctor in Iraq and has since run a successful medical clinic in the U.S. He wrote this book because he is tired of profit-driven policies that don’t support American’s health. For this reason, Anderson has dedicated his life to changing healthcare in America.

What Dr. Anderson Can Say in an Interview on
How to Improve the US Healthcare System
:

This conversation is so important to have in this moment in time. The pandemic has exposed even more cracks in the system which negatively affects the overall health and wellbeing of people in America. Here are 5 crucial ways we can exact change:

 1) Have one set of rules that insurance companies, healthcare providers, and patients must follow = price and rule transparency. This would save $5B/year in the US—enough money to insure every citizen, reduce all copays and deductibles to zero, and have money left over to take better care of our elderly.

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How the Functional Monopoly of Health Insurance Is Hurting America

Available for Interviews: Dr. Reagan B. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is the author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement. Dr. Anderson was a combat doctor in Iraq and has since run a successful medical clinic in the U.S. He wrote this book because he is tired of profit-driven policies that don’t support American’s health. For this reason, Anderson has dedicated his life to changing healthcare in America.

 

What Dr. Anderson Can Say in an interview on
How our Healthcare Is a Monopoly:

Large insurance companies and big pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the way healthcare is in America today. By lobbying and buying laws that benefit them, they have effectively taken ownership of healthcare in America. Dr. Reagan B. Anderson explains how patients have little control over what is or isn’t covered by their insurance plans and how these companies have rendered the democratic process largely useless.

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6 Reasons Why Our Medical System Is Collapsing and You Are Paying the Bill for It

Available for Interviews: Dr. Reagan B. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is the author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement. Dr. Anderson was a combat doctor in Iraq, and has since run a successful medical clinic in the U.S. He wrote this book because he is tired of profit-driven policies that don’t support American’s health. For this reason, Anderson has dedicated his life to changing healthcare in America.

 

What Dr. Anderson Can Say in
an Interview on Our Healthcare System
:

 1) Higher costs, lower care. We pay more for medical care than any other wealthy nation yet most of our health outcomes are worse than any other.

 2) Unhealthy Americans. We are one of the unhealthiest countries in the world with over 70% overweight and obese.

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What to Do If You Lose Your Health Insurance

Available for Interviews: Dr. Reagan B. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is the author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement. Dr. Anderson was a combat doctor in Iraq, and has since run a successful medical clinic in the U.S. He wrote this book because he is tired of profit-driven policies that don’t support American’s health. For this reason, Anderson has dedicated his life to changing healthcare in America.

 

What Dr. Anderson Can Say in
an Interview on Health Insurance
:

    1. See if you can buy a Marketplace plan. Go to http://www.healthcare.gov to see if you qualify. Since FEMA declared COVID a national emergency, the typical enrollment period has been extended. Usually, it is from November 1 – December 15 of the preceding year.
    2. See if you can buy COBRA insurance.

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American Rescue Plan Includes Home Health Care

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Cleamon Moorer, Jr.

Cleamon Moorer, Jr., DBA, is President and CEO, American Advantage Home Care, Inc. His home healthcare agency has served thousands of patients all throughout Metro Detroit. He is also the bestselling author of From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees.

What Dr. Moorer can say in an interview about
American Rescue Plan and Home Health Care:

The American Rescue Plan was recently passed in Washington, providing a 1.9 trillion to Coronavirus relief package for the United States. It will likely positively affect home-based care organizations and other providers caring for seriously ill populations.

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