The Health & Wealth Power Hour
Exploring Healthcare Solutions and Debating Optum's Payday Loans
April 13, 2023
The United States is currently grappling with the issue of healthcare, and accessibility remains a significant problem, particularly in rural areas. In a recent episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour podcast, Harlon and Shankar shared their insights on healthcare philosophy and the recent court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Both Harlon and Shankar agree that accessibility is a crucial aspect of healthcare, especially in rural parts of the country. They suggest that a free market approach could be the solution to many of the issues in the healthcare industry. They recommend direct primary care and level funding direct contracting as some of the solutions that individuals and business owners can implement to improve their access to healthcare. Harlon and Shankar also criticize the controversial practice by Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, which is offering a payday loan business targeting medical practices. They call for insurance companies and the government to process claims and pay doctors in a more timely manner, rather than offering payday loans. They also discuss the administrative burden on doctors and the burnout they experience as a result. In conclusion, accessibility is a crucial aspect of healthcare, and a free market approach may be the answer to many of the issues in the healthcare industry. It is essential to ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare, regardless of their location or financial situation. To learn more about the philosophy behind healthcare and stay up to date on the latest developments in the industry, check out The Health & Wealth Power Hour podcast hosted by Harlon and Shankar.
In the first episode of the Health and Wealth Power Hour podcast, our host Harlon Pickett welcomes his guest Shankar Poncelet. They discuss the transition from a live radio show to a podcast, the recent court ruling that struck down part of the Affordable Care Act related to mandatory preventative services, and the philosophy behind healthcare in the United States. Both Harlon and Shankar are members of the Free Market Medical Association, and they promote a free market approach to healthcare. They also criticize the controversial payday loan business offered by Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare. Shankar shares insights into his businesses and emphasizes the importance of learning the art of prompting as a valuable skill in the future.

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