What We Face

Meaningful Interventions into Healthcare’s Quagmire


Few industries in the world are as complex and entrenched as American health care. Even its most well-meaning and redemptive actors are caught in a byzantine, manipulative, and exploitative system of misaligned incentives that prioritize financial outcomes over health outcomes. While it is tempting to lose hope, there are signs of life and possibility.

We are interested in ventures working in places all along the spectrum of system-level disruption of healthcare. Opportunities include uses of technology to greatly reduce administrative expenses (a primary driver of overall expenditures), organizations that protect the poor and marginalized from being crushed by life-disrupting medical expenses, new types of clinics and processes that help make healthcare more accessible, and altogether different ways of thinking about the root causes of disease and health.


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Ventures within the Praxis community working on this ORI.

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is America’s largest health movement for Black women and girls, where women organize walking teams and mobilize community members to support advocacy efforts and lead a Civil Rights-inspired health movement (Vanessa Garrison, Nonprofit 2022).

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is eliminating medical bills for those who should have received free services under the Charity Care Act (Jared Walker, Nonprofit 2022).

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focused on the automation of authorizations, reducing the burden and expenses related to processing these costly transactions (Justin Adams, Business 2019, acquired).

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restores the connection between provider and patient by enabling patients to gain access to the right healthcare provider at the right time (Jake McCarley, Business 2022).

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