PHOENIX, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently, one of the most controversial and hottest topics in the United States is the soaring cost of healthcare. According to the Huffington Post, more than 50 million people in the United States are uninsured and 25 million people do not have adequate health insurance coverage. In Arizona alone the number of uninsured residents exceeds 2 Million. Doctors, lawmakers and President Obama are all proposing solutions to this challenge.
One very unique proposal comes from Arizona native, Dr. Scott Hastings and his vision to revolutionize the healthcare system. His vision has been to enable customers to purchase quality laboratory testing, radiology imaging, and other medical services at affordable prices without insurance interference. His company, BidOnHealth.com, contracts with laboratory and radiology companies to secure low prices for customers through volume discounts. Born in Arizona, BidOnHealth.com is set to quickly spread throughout the nation and provide an answer to the pressing problem of skyrocketing healthcare costs.
BidOnHealth.com provides consumers the opportunity to either accept the discounted price posted on the site or name their own price. "Our whole idea is to take out the middleman for people who don't have any insurance or have a high-deductible plan," Hastings said. "You are negotiating your own health-care costs." Hastings' business seeks to capitalize on an evolution within the U.S. health-care system that has forced consumers to take more responsibility for their health spending.
BidOnHealth.com launched late last year in Phoenix and Tucson, and is now expanding to other areas around the country. To promote the importance of affordable healthcare, BidOnHealth.com recently partnered with the American Public Health Association (APHA) for National Public Health Week (NPHW). A story was recently published in the AZ Republic about this auction website that lets patients suggest prices. The story can be viewed at http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/20120614medical-care-auction.html#comments.