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Can Blockchain Lower Healthcare Costs?

Ryan Kuriakose

Why are prescription drugs so expensive? Why does everyone HAVE to have insurance?
In the future, will Peer to Peer healthcare become a dominating force?

Host
Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

We decided to tackle an important, complex industry: Healthcare.

It is especially problematic in the United States, so we invited an expert based out of California: Ryan Kuriakose of theĀ Open Health Exchange.

Ryan and I talk about the challenges of the current ecosystem and examine where blockchain tech may be able to help:

  • Lowering costs
  • Data efficiency and control
  • the Big Pharma industry
  • Help for the underinsured
  • Service providers and the middlemen
  • Regulatory issues
  • Blockchain opportunities in the industry: peer to peer, logistics, empowerment and control of patient data
  • The Open Health Exchange, Ryan's platform

Mentioned in the episode:
23andME
Martin Shkreli
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About the Host

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

A food entrepreneur, he exports exotic fruit from South America to USA.

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