April 2nd, Stephen Hyde, MBA, “How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care”

April 2nd, Stephen Hyde, MBA, “How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care”

Important Changes for the Denver Medical Study Group’s Upcoming Meeting.

We recognize that our country is in the midst of extraordinary circumstances due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Our primary concern is for the health of our DMSG Community, our guests, and our venue host, Saint Joseph Hospital, and all healthcare providers.

To comply with the current CDC guidelines, we have made the decision to change our meeting venue to a virtual conference. This way, you will be able to participate from the comfort and safety of your home or office without missing out on the important information that this month’s speaker, Steve Hyde, will share with us.

Our meeting will still be on April 2nd, 2020, but the meeting time will be 12:30-2:00 p.m., instead of an evening meeting. The registration fee for this meeting has been paid for by our DMSG Sponsors below in an effort to show their continued support to our organization and our DMSG Community. 

Thank you for being understanding of these changes. We wish you all the best of health and look forward to you joining us on April 2nd at 12:30 p.m.

Chris Hadley
President and Founder

How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care

Steve Hyde, MBA

America’s employers have long had the tools necessary to fix our broken health care system and to assure consistently affordable, high-quality medical care for their 170-million employees and dependents and, ultimately, the entire U.S. population—all without any additional government regulation or programs. Yet they have utterly failed to do it, having focused instead on failed top-down, bureaucratic approaches that deny control to the one player with the greatest stake in the outcome—the medical consumer.

The solution lies in employers extending to their employees the same economic principle that has long allowed them to purchase their equally essential food, housing, transportation, and clothing: Consumer control of all the money. With it, employees with use a simple smartphone app will be able to make their own medical choices based on the answers to two simple questions:

  1. For my medical needs, who are the highest-quality, most appropriate medical providers?
  2. Of those, which one is cheapest?

To accomplish this, we need only a single large employer—Employer Zero—to take the initiative to make it happen.

Key takeaways from Steve’s presentation.

  1. The two primary causes of excessive medical costs.
  2. How insurers and PBMs have made it much worse.
  3. How mere non-doctor consumers can capably shop for their own medical care and prescription drugs and drive down costs by half while doubling quality.

Since 1970, author and speaker Steve Hyde has been a managed-care CEO, federal HMO regulator, health insurance actuary, medical group CEO, policy expert, PBM CEO, and confidential advisor to scores of providers, payers, employers, and policy makers. His most recent book How Jeff Bezos Can Fix Health Care: Leading the Transparency Revolution, has received rave reviews from advocates of private-sector health reform including The American Enterprise Institute. His previous books were Cured! The Insider’s Handbook for Health Care Reform, and Prescription Drugs for Half-Price or Less. Steve received a BA in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

WHEN: Thursday, April 2nd at 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: At your home or office with Video Conferencing through GoToMeeting

Our Platinum Sponsors Include:

University of Denver University College Logo

Eide Bailly


Our Gold Sponsors Include:

First Citizens Bank Logo

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