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My Thoughts Psychology

How are you wrong?

“The ability to destroy your ideas rapidly instead of slowly when the occasion is right is one of the most valuable things. You have to work hard on it. Ask yourself what are the arguments on the other side. It’s bad to have an opinion you’re proud of if you can’t state the arguments for…Continue readingHow are you wrong?

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Healthcare My Thoughts

What is your ONE thing?

What is your ONE thing? This ONE thing is something, that if done, can make everything else easier or unnecessary. This ONE thing is the root problem from which all other problems originate. Fix your ONE thing to fix the overall system. The ONE root problem in American healthcare is how we pay. We give…Continue readingWhat is your ONE thing?

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My Thoughts

We all need a villain

You need a villain. Something that makes your life painful. Something you can point to and say, “You’re the cause for all my problems.” Once identified, you plot to kill. Defeat him to become the hero of your story. We all need a villain.Continue readingWe all need a villain

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My Thoughts

I once killed a man

I once killed a man. Then I killed him again and again and again. I tend to leave him alongside the Trace when I run. This man is the weak me. The one that says, “It’s okay to stop, you’ve done enough.” This man is easy to listen to. His words are soothing to people…Continue readingI once killed a man

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Business Healthcare My Thoughts

My Mission to Rebuild Healthcare

Hi everyone!   My name is Brennen Hodge and I’m an entrepreneur on a social mission to fix our failing healthcare system. I’ve decided that I will not passively sit back and watch as corrupt politicians, greedy pharmaceutical companies, and unethical health insurance companies take advantage of us by charging more and more for healthcare, only…Continue readingMy Mission to Rebuild Healthcare

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Healthcare

Perverse Incentives in Healthcare

“If you pay someone to do something, they’re going to do it as many times as you’ll keep paying them.” From every root cause analysis I’ve done for the health industry, the #1 problem I find is the way in which we pay for healthcare. In America, most of our health care is paid by…Continue readingPerverse Incentives in Healthcare

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Healthcare

Health insurance isn’t the answer

Every conversation I hear in the news about healthcare is the fight to make sure everyone has health insurance. That everyone is ‘covered.’ We spend $3.6 Trillion on this endeavor of making sure everyone has some type of coverage. What does this really mean? Is this really the answer to our failing healthcare system? I…Continue readingHealth insurance isn’t the answer

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Healthcare

Our Current Healthcare Mess

As a country of 325 Million citizens, we spent $3.3 Trillion in 2016 for the diagnosis, treatment, & management of our health issues. Out of these 325 Million people, 1,658,370 were diagnosed with cancer and 589,430 people died from it. This cost us about $387 Billion. 610,000 Americans died from heart related issues which cost…Continue readingOur Current Healthcare Mess

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Inspiration My Thoughts

30 Lessons Learned in my 30 Years on Earth

With 30 years of age under my belt, I feel like I’ve learned a thing or two about life. The following are 30 lessons I’ve learned, mostly the hard way. 1. Success depends on how well you execute. It doesn’t matter if you want to succeed in business, school, sports, or life, in order to…Continue reading30 Lessons Learned in my 30 Years on Earth

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The Vine and the Branches

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me,…Continue readingThe Vine and the Branches