Let’s Give Healthcare Consumers a Clean Slate!

March 18, 2024
Brian Urban


With over 100 million U.S. adults struggling with medical debt, the need for innovative solutions for healthcare consumers is clear. This discussion is timely as the healthcare industry grapples with the challenges posed by high deductible plans and the consequent rise in medical bills that many find impossible to pay. Millions of Americans’ financial well-being and health are at stake, highlighting the urgent need for systemic change.

This episode seeks to answer the core question: “How can the industry alleviate the burden of medical debt for healthcare consumers and offer them a fresh start?” It is a pressing concern for many, as the weight of unpaid medical bills affects one’s financial health and discourages individuals from seeking necessary medical care, potentially exacerbating their health issues.

This episode of Healthcare Rethink, a FinThrive Podcast hosted by Brian Urban, welcomes Samantha Jacobson, the Founder of Clean SlateZ, to thoroughly examine the initiatives aimed at giving healthcare consumers a “clean slate.” The conversation revolves around the innovative approaches to eliminating medical debt, the personal motivations behind Jacobson’s commitment to this cause, and the broader implications for the healthcare system.

Key points of discussion include:

  • The genesis and mission of Clean SlateZ focusing on assisting those burdened by medical debt
  • Personal stories from Jacobson’s life that highlight the dire consequences of inaccessible medical care and the inspiration behind her nonprofit work
  • Strategies for empowering consumers to better manage future medical expenses and the importance of financial literacy in healthcare

Samantha Jacobson brings a wealth of experience and a personal connection to the issue. With a professional background in healthcare executive roles and a profoundly personal understanding of the challenges faced by uninsured and underinsured individuals, Jacobson’s insights are both informed and heartfelt. Her efforts with Clean SlateZ underscore a commitment to transforming the healthcare landscape for the better.

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