Ep. 25 - The Decline and Fall of Bright Health Group (plus OTC hearing aids and legal psychedelics)
The FLATLINING Podcast
This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron discuss the recent news that Bright Health Group (BHG 0.00) is pulling out of their exchange plans in most states, except for Florida and California. What does this mean for Bright Health patients? What about providers who are contracted with Bright Health or its products? Is this a referendum on private equity money in healthcare?
(On FLATLINING.net, click this link to see other stories about Bright Health Group: BHG 0.00 )
Plus, over-the-counter hearing aids are now available for as little as $199 at Walmart. Is this a good innovation for patients? Will it hurt audiologists and ENT practices? Ron’s answer might surprise you.
Finally, Colorado has a ballot initiative that if passed will legalize some psychedelic drugs. What are the details and implications for public health? How might this affect other states? Ron and Matthew discuss.
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Matthew takes a look at a new Tik Tok trend in the Final Thought.
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Articles mentioned in this program:
Bright exits ACA health insurance marketplaces to stay afloat - STAT
Say What? Hearing Aids Available Over-the-Counter for as Low as $199, and Without a Prescription - Kaiser Health News
5 Things to Know About Colorado’s Psychedelics Ballot Initiative - Kaiser Health News
Don’t Drill Your Own Teeth! And Quashing Other Rotten Dental Advice on TikTok - Kaiser Health News