One of the biggest worries on the minds of Michigan families is the cost and availability of healthcare. Unless you are part of an elite group, we all stress over the effects of healthcare on our family.
It’s safe to say that our stress levels have only increased the past few years. With the expansion of Obamacare, we have been met with an increase in premiums and out of pocket costs. Some of us can no longer see the doctor of our choice, and even for those of us who can, it may now be impossible because of new regulations.
So how can we fix this issue facing our great state and the rest of the nation? One possible way to address this issue is healthcare through Uber. For those unfamiliar, uber is the ride-sharing app which allows for you to call for a car on your phone by pressing a button and the Uber driver will arrive in your location in usually 5-10 minutes. Uber is the personal version of a taxi. Even better, you pay a minimal fee before climbing into the person’s car. Instead of arguing with a cab driver over the cost, you pay around $10 for someone to pick you up in their car with Uber.
Let’s bring this model to healthcare in Michigan. The idea of a healthcare Uber is nothing new and some are calling it the answer to our woes.
Simply put, a registered doctor could register on “healthcare” uber. Once registered, you can open the app and click on the nearest uber-doctor to come to your house. All costs would go through the app and if anything else is needed, such as expensive pills, it could intertwine your health insurance. Health insurance will never be non-existent but it doesn’t hurt to look for ways that minimizes or uses the system more efficiently.
Let’s not be afraid to strive for a healthier Michigan using new technologies that are at the reach of our fingertips.