Do you like “The Resident” television show? Last month, over 100 Texas and Oklahoma chapter members had the opportunity to meet the man who, literally, wrote the book. The Austin Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association hosted surgical oncologist, author, and leading health expert Dr. Marty Makary as the featured speaker at their third annual Speaker Series event on February 28. Dr. Makary explained the vital role the free market plays in building a better healthcare system.
The Fox TV series is based on Dr. Makary’s book Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, and he has recently published another, The Price We Pay – What Broke American Healthcare and How to Fix It, which is sweeping the nation by storm.
The free event was sponsored by Sedera Medical Cost Sharing, Texas Medical Management, and J&H Insurance Services and was directed toward self-funded employers; physicians, DPCs, and specialists; third-party administrators, brokers, and other healthcare industry stakeholders.
Free market advocates are aware that Americans are losing trust in their healthcare systems, and sometimes even their doctors, Dr. Makary is serious about changing the way Americans think about value-driven healthcare in the market on all levels by driving down the cost of health care and promoting price transparency.
Not only is he an advisor to multi-billion-dollar companies and leading health expert, Dr. Makary has met personally with President Trump about the recent executive order on price transparency. He has had many televised appearances in national news media and has contributed to hundreds of publications, The Wall Street Journal and TIME among them, on how the cost of medical care is affecting our everyday lives and how we can solve the healthcare crisis.