Invest in Affordable Healthcare
Invest in a portfolio to increase access to affordable healthcare for all.
“Insurance is not just supposed to get you access to care; it’s supposed to keep you from getting evicted from your apartment because you paid your hospital bill instead of your rent.”
- Katherine Baicker
Health is a fundamental human right. Unaffordable and inaccessible healthcare presents as a barrier to this right on a national and international scale. In the U.S. the affordability of healthcare is a widely felt issue as the nation struggles with mental illness, reproductive rights and social inequity. The impacts of unaffordable healthcare have strong intersections with race and gender and is a manifestation of systemic oppression.
Racial Inequality and the Uninsured
Gender Disparity in Medicine
Accessibility of Mental Health Care
Affordability of Insurance, Bills and Prescriptions
Investing in Affordable Healthcare with FLIT
Why Invest in Affordable Healthcare?
The managed care industry is best positioned to effectively temper runaway health care spending in partnership with the U.S. Government and drive structural changes to the existing delivery system in America. Value-Based Care brought significant changes to the industry putting the focus on quality of care and is driven by advancements in technology and analytics which enabled providers to move towards whole-person care. Significant changes in consumer behavior (such as telemedicine) are driving tech enabled players’ revenues. Patients increasingly favor providers offering greater convenience, high quality service and lower costs.
There are many standards in achieving affordable healthcare, primarily the SDG #3 Good Health and Well-being and #10 Reducing Inequalities. We track specific impact metrics as well as each company’s contribution to the UN SDGs by analyzing their business model, products, and services.
Oak Street Health (OSH). OSH’s mission is to build a primary care delivery platform for Medicare beneficiaries that addresses two key issues: rising costs and poor quality of healthcare. They advocate preventative care, compassionate patient-doctor relationships and insurance education. OSH services have cared for over 150,000 patients across 20 states; approximately half of their patients are BIPOC. On top of this, the company ranks in the top 10 of Russell 1000 companies for racial justice and second best for healthcare specifically by our analysis.
Benefits of Expert Curation
Our team at FLIT has researched hundreds of investment funds and companies, and we have curated a portfolio that we believe targets affordable healthcare. These companies cover managed care, value-based care, drug retail and distributors, dental distributors, tech-enabled providers, and facilities – each service or product helps to advance affordable healthcare. We provide users with transparent data on the sustainability practices of each company to ensure an investment aligns with your values. We strongly believe that this approach to investment is essential for our future and profitable.
Affordable Healthcare Solutions Beyond Investing
What can you do to be an advocate for affordable healthcare?
- Check your eligibility for a public plan to insure you and your loved ones.
- Complement with private insurance if accessible.
- Vote for candidates who commit to affordable healthcare and show it.
- Advocate for change – show up and turn out for healthcare issues related to race, gender, labor unions, and more.
- Donate, support, or volunteer for nonprofit organizations. advocating for change. Check out for example Medic Mobile and National Women’s Law Centre.
- Champion for-profit companies addressing gender/race bias in medicine or contributing to the affordability of healthcare. Buy their products, use their services, work for them, and invest in them.
How can we drive systemic change?
- Reform private and public insurance to be affordable and with wide coverage
- Implement national policies and infrastructure to ensure affordable healthcare like the Affordable Care Act and the Prescription Drug Legislation
- Invest in technology and modernization of new healthcare delivery models such as telehealth communications
- Regulate national mental illness care and coverage in paid sick leave