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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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Bible Verses My Thoughts

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

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Bible Verses My Thoughts

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Be sure to stay busy and plant a variety of crops, for you never know which will grow perhaps they all will. -Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 I stumbled across this verse the other day when I was playing Bible Roulette and I’m glad I did.…Continue readingIf you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.

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Inspiration My Thoughts Quotes

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Yesterday you said tomorrow. Tomorrow you’re going to go to the gym. Tomorrow you’re going to start running. Tomorrow you’re going to start writing that book you’ve always dreamed about. Tomorrow you’re going to quit your job and start your own business. Tomorrow you’re going to __________. Have you said any of these things to…Continue readingYesterday You Said Tomorrow

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Startups

Pharmedio, Inc.

Pharmedio grew out of a pharmaceutical software project at dbVantage. It had so much potential with a growing market that I decided to form a company around it. While being CEO here, I learned how to build a startup. I also learned what could go wrong with startup.Continue readingPharmedio, Inc.

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DB Ventures, LLC

DB Ventures is my venture firm that will hold my future business endeavors. My plan for the long-term is to invest in multiple companies in various markets that will propel our lives forward into a better future. In a sense, this is almost my personal startup generator.Continue readingDB Ventures, LLC