284: Why Healthcare Sharing May Be the Future of Medicine With KNEW Health

Is Healthcare Sharing the Future of Health? | Wellness Mama Podcast

September 2, 2019  

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There is a huge range of opinions when it comes to discussing the current state of healthcare, but one opinion seems almost universal: something needs to change! My guest today, James Maskell, is a true innovator for positive change in the health community. He has spent over 10 years now innovating at the cross-section of functional medicine and community, which we are going to explain in-depth today.

Just some of his accomplishments so far include creating the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference, and writing a bestselling book called Evolution of Medicine, which is full of ideas about the future of medicine and how health professionals can work toward a predictive and preventative model. More recently he founded a new company called KNEW Health, which is an affordable alternative to health insurance specifically for health-conscious people.

Episode Highlights With KNEW Health

  • Why we need more functional medicine doctors
  • The difference between integrative and functional medicine
  • Why America is the best place to be for emergency care but the worst for a chronic illness
  • The shocking average cost of medical insurance for the average American family
  • Steps we can take to fix the system from the inside out
  • The reason community is necessary for health (in more ways than one)
  • Why medical group visits are the solution to loneliness
  • How KNEW health approach to copays
  • Whether cost-sharing model can really protect you if a big health problem strikes (I know a little about this one!)
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder and CEO of Wellness Mama and Co-Founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a wife and mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.

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