Articles from September, 2013

48 Million Americans Without Health Insurance

CNN Money  |  September 17, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

The share of uninsured people decreased to 15.4%, from 15.7% a year earlier, according to a Census Bureau report released Tuesday. Some 48 million people were uninsured in 2012, which was not statistically different from the prior year.

Why Health Care Is Stuck – And How to Fix It

Harvard Business Review  |  September 17, 2013

Category: Healthcare

The pressures for fundamental change in health care have been building for decades, but meaningful change has been limited while the urgency of change only grows. The moment of discontinuity has arrived. Already unsustainable costs, an aging population, advances in …

SurgeryPlus From EmployerDirect Reduces the Costs of Planned Medical Procedures by 30-50 Percent

Yahoo! Finance  |  September 13, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies

EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare that helps large, self-insured employers improve the quality of their employees’ planned medical procedures, is pleased to announce that it now offers SurgeryPlus, a supplemental healthcare benefit that reduces the costs of planned medical …

For Fred Wilson, a bird in the hand is worth $1B

Prequin  |  September 11, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

When Twitter completes its initial public offering this year or next, there will be many winners cashing in their chips. But for Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, who has championed Twitter since 2007, the IPO is more than a great …

A dozen things I’ve learned from Bill Gurley about investing and business

GeekWire  |  September 8, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

Tren Griffin has created a list of a dozen things he’s learned from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Gurley, one of the keynote speakers at the GeekWire Summit on September 12. This is part of his “Dozen Things” series.