Episode 1 – Introduction to Healthcareonomics

I apologize about not writing these past few months, but I’ve found a new creative outlet on Twitter, where I must say it is great fun (not mention a challenge) to try to get your anger/frustration out in 280 characters or less 🙂

I’ve also been busy working on a few other things, too, including, where you can find affordable lab testing, any time you need (or just want) it. Or my new Dr. W’s Equation app for Android and iOS (coming soon), that will help you quickly and easily find the health insurance plan that makes the most financial sense.

And last but by no means least, the production of the Healthcareonomics video podcast series, in which I will try to make sense out of the two most misunderstood industries in the United States today – health insurance, and health care. I hope to bring you a new episode periodically for your viewing (and listening) edutainment, so stay tuned.

And please, share this with your friends, family, ex-family, coworkers, and even foes. Because remember, the health insurance and health care industries will never change their behavior. Until we change our behavior.

I hope you enjoy, and I thank you for your support!

It’s not the COSTS of health care that are outrageous…it’s the CHARGES.

Physician. Health Insurance Agent. Author. Health care humorist. Medical satirist. Disruptor. At your service. My name is Kevin Wacasey, and I’ve been practicing medicine since 1994. When I graduated from medical school, I took an oath to do no harm to my patients. To me, that includes financial harm. But since health insurance took over health care over 40 years ago, health care prices have skyrocketed. And despite what we’re told by the media every day, it isn’t the costs of health care that are outrageous; it’s the charges. So if you’ve ever wondered why we spend so much on health insurance and health care, then come along and join me as I explore the crazy world of Healthcareonomics. Health care doesn’t have to be expensive. Let me show you how. For speaking opportunities and to pass along your questions/comments, please email me at

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  1. I’m really looking forward to you next post. I agree that most people do not know that they can save on their healthcare by becoming educated. I do my best to educate my clients on where to go to get cheaper services even if it means not using their health insurance. In most cases it is simple math. I’m so glad I found your site thru Twitter. I will include it in a lush of useful websites that I make available on my self made website when I update it.

  2. Derek

    Awesome. Will be checking in here often. Thanks for all the information. Certainly seems like the system is broken, expensive and wasteful.

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