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Seth Denson

Seth is the Co-Founder & Chief Strategist at GDP Advisors. In addition to his role at GDP, he is an author, public speaker and a regular commentator for numerous media outlets including Fox News, ABC, CBS, and NBC. He is the author of The Cure: A Blueprint for Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis which is set to be released in 2018, a regularly published contributor to a number of print and online publications, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker on topics ranging from business to healthcare to politics and even fatherhood. Originally from Midland, Texas, but with experience in markets throughout the United States, including New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Francisco, Seth blends metropolitan thinking with straightforward West Texas business ethics. He has served as a consultant for companies ranging from Fortune 500 organizations to privately held organizations and is a founding board member of ParadigmRe, a U.S. based health reinsurance captive.
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THE TRUMP EFFECT: A Closer Look at Why ACA Enrollment is Down & What Consumers Need to Know

Posted by Seth Denson

Dec 14, 2018 10:31:47 AM

As we near the end of this, the 6th Open Enrollment period since the ACA was implemented; all indicators are that the overall enrollment numbers are down. While it is easy to point to the most common reasons we might hear is the cause, a deeper dive into all factors surrounding enrollment is essential to understanding all of the various drivers of the dismal enrollment numbers.

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Topics: ACA, Health Insurance, Obamacare, healthcare reform

Your Facebook & Twitter Post Could Impact Your Health Insurance Cost

Posted by Seth Denson

Jul 26, 2018 8:32:34 AM

The things that we do impact our lives. The foods we eat, how much sleep we get, exercise (or lack thereof), even what we watch on TV can have an impact on our health (both physical and mental). This isn’t news to us as most rational people recognize the correlation between our actions and our health, but what if our health insurance companies new all these details about us? Would we change our behavior if it impacted our ability to be insured or increased our health insurance rates? Or, would we simply try hiding these specific details of our life so that those that could use this information against us wouldn’t have access to it?

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Topics: data, Health Insurance, Social Media, U.S. Healthcare

The President's Plan to Curb Rising Prescription Drug Costs: What Was Said, What Wasn't Said, and What Needs to Be SAid

Posted by Seth Denson

Feb 13, 2018 1:24:18 PM

Late last week, The Council of Economic Advisers which operates within the Executive Office of the President released a nearly 30 page white paper outlining issues related to the ongoing increase in costs associatePresidental White Paper-1.pngd with pharmaceutical drugs.  The report was broken into multiple parts, ranging from introducing this issue, describing how Americans are paying higher prices for prescription drugs than the rest of the developed world, and finally how we might improve innovation to reduce the overall price of healthcare.  Within the sub-parts of the document were topics including how Medicaid and Medicare procure prescriptions for their participants, how other world markets are benefiting from the U.S. led innovation and development, how middle-men known as Prescription Benefit Managers are inflating the overall cost of prescriptions, and the lengthy process by which drugs become available in the marketplace. 

SUMMARY & COMMENTARY

While the original intent of the White Paper was to both outline problems and offer up solutions, the document favored the former, and provided little by way of real policies that might impact the rising cost of prescription drugs.  We agree with the information provided in the brief; however it fell short in the areas of solutions only offering few suggestions limited in substance.  Healthcare is a real problem in the United States making up 18% of the Gross Domestic Product.  Of the $3.4 trillion spent on healthcare each year in the United States, roughly 20% of that number, $457 billion, is on prescription drugs.  Said differently, for every $100 generated in the United States, $2.50 is spent on prescriptions. 

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Topics: healthcare reform, Republican Healthcare, prescription drugs, iamthelorax

GDP's Seth Denson Join's the Jeff Angelo Show on Des Moines WHO - Broadcast Date 2/2/2018

Posted by Seth Denson

Feb 2, 2018 4:22:56 PM

Seth Denson joins "Need to Know with Jeff Angelo" on 1040 WHO in Des Moines to discuss the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan collaboration on healthcare and its impact on the stock market. 

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Topics: amazon, stock market, healthcare reform, iamthelorax, iowa

Co-Founder Seth Denson Discusses the Future of Healthcare on KEXB's "In The Know with Brian Glenn" - Broadcast Date 1/31/2018

Posted by Seth Denson

Feb 2, 2018 4:16:32 PM

Seth Denson join's Brian Glenn on DFW's KEXB Radio to discuss all things Healthcare, Amazon and living in North Texas.

 

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Topics: amazon, healthcare, texas, iamthelorax

GDP's Seth Denson joins the fox news rundown - Broadcast 2/1/2018

Posted by Seth Denson

Feb 2, 2018 4:07:37 PM

GDP Co-Founder, Seth Denson is interviewed by Fox News anchor Jessica Rosenthal regarding Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway & JP Morgans recent annoucment that they will collaborate impact the healthcare of their employees.

 

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Topics: healthcare, amazon

Bulletin: Tax Reform & Its Impact on the Individual Mandate

Posted by Seth Denson

Dec 20, 2017 11:34:34 AM

Today, both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are expected to pass the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (recently re-named due to Senate rules related to the length of the name of the bill). While all of the details related to the new legislation will become clearer over time, one key provision that is catching quite a bit of attention (including ours) is the provision impacting the individual mandate that ALL citizens be covered by a qualified health insurance plan.

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Topics: Individual Mandate, ACA, Tax Reform

Healthcare Reform Update, July 28th - The Death of the Skinny Repeal

Posted by Seth Denson

Jul 28, 2017 10:14:14 AM

In the early hours of the morning, the U.S. Senate voted down the "Skinny Repeal" - here are our thoughts on that vote, as well as the future of healthcare reform in the United States.

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Topics: Skinny Repeal, ACA, BCRA, Cure for Healthcare

Health Care Reform Update - July 25, 2017

Posted by Seth Denson

Jul 25, 2017 5:16:47 PM

Today the US Senate voted 51-50 to move forward on debate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), the Republican proposed healthcare repeal and replace legislation.  In today's video blog we will discuss the proceedings and what did - or didn't - happen and what happens next.

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Topics: ACA, brca, Cure for Healthcare, healthcare reform, U.S. Healthcare

Curing Healthcare (Summary)

Posted by Seth Denson

Jul 14, 2017 9:35:32 AM

Last month, GDP released a four part series of blogs/videos outlining our ideas for solving the healthcare crisis in the United States.  While the four parts go into great detail, this week’s blog/video is a brief summary of our solutions.  For more details, we encourage you to view all of the video’s within the series.

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Topics: Cure for Healthcare, ACA Update, Republican Healthcare

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