In any industry, it’s rare to find a C-suite leader who talks “inside baseball on the outside, sharing views with candor that’s normally reserved for the boardroom. But that’s not Jeb Dunkelberger, CEO of Promise Health Plan. Jeb isn’t afraid to go after healthcare’s sacrosanct topics, speaking truth to power in an effort to spark an open dialog, however heated or defensive, to effect change.
Jeb is the author of over one hundred articles about improving the healthcare industry, and has held executive roles for Fortune 5 companies, and part of some of Silicon Valley’s most disruptive health startups. His education includes healthcare-related degrees from Virginia Tech, London School of Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeb joins us on today’s show to discuss his popular book, Rich & Dying. The book is a manifesto on American healthcare that reflects Jeb’s experience, passion, and humor to serve to untangle the complexity of misaligned incentives, structural problems in our system, and pitfalls of reform attempts. The book also provides Jeb’s nine core elements to drive innovative initiatives and foundational changes needed to transform the current health system.
Our discussion touches on: