“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?
Crowdsourcing a New Healthcare System
I was invited to give a TEDx talk in Jackson, MS, on the topic of healthcare. With my focus on cooperatives in healthcare, I knew immediately what I was going to frame my talk around — leveraging the power of the crowd to fix healthcare. Disclosure: My presentation remote died two slides in. The AV…Continue readingCrowdsourcing a New Healthcare System
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?
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
Currently working on:
• Preparing for our Citizen Health 2.0 launch in 2020
• Writing the whitepaper for a Health Operating System
• Structuring a public benefit cooperativeContinue reading11/1/2019
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
The graphic you see is a storyboard drawn in real-time as I was giving my talk. Wow. The artist made me sound smart!! The talk I gave was about “Healthcare in 2028.” The recording quality is terrible, but I had a whole lot of fun at this conference. I met up with numerous people I’ve…Continue reading2018 Society for Participatory Medicine Conference
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
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
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