The Start Of A Revolution
We created this website as the living, evolving companion to the book Healthcare Is Making Me Sick: Learn the Rules to Regain Control and Fight for Your Healthcare. The core of the book is the core of our belief here, too. Our goal is to give you time-tested, actionable and practical approaches to taking control of your healthcare experience. These are steps you can follow and be successful with!
What does taking back control look like, exactly? You take back control one choice and one question at a time. Ultimately, we want to teach you to become a consumer of healthcare. With enough consumers, we can change the way the system functions as a whole.
Who Are We?
We are a team of insiders dedicated to flipping the script on the healthcare system and putting the control where it belongs: with you, the consumer.
Leading the charge is Scott Heiser, author of the Healthcare is Making Me Sick. Scott is a consultant who has spent over two decades as a well-connected leader looking for solutions for clients in the healthcare space—everything from pricing, plan design, negotiations, vendor reviews, and the cracks and crevices in between. In short, he used to be an insider, and now he’s sharing that knowledge with you. Why? Because he, too, is mad as hell. Here, he gives you the tools and information he knows you need to succeed in an industry he’s made his life’s work. And now, Scott has set out to help you get the most out of it by telling you the truth—and telling it to you straight.
Uncovered is powered by a team of content creators, doctors, and technologists who know how chronic conditions are most often diagnosed, how’re they’re treated, and how to put you in the driver’s seat.
Healthcare is unapproachable right now, and frankly, that makes us mad as hell. To understand your options, it seems like you have to have an ability to navigate an alphabet soup of sorts.
You may be wondering if you’ll ever be able to communicate in this different language. We get that. That’s what they want you to think. The system is disempowering and doesn’t help you become more informed.
It’s more than that. You’re paying more for premiums and out of pocket costs are higher than ever. But technology is making it easier to see how much we’re paying for what services. Technology is giving us access to the consumer tools we need to take back control.
This is where that social apathy and financial frustration ends and we begin to band together for a better, more affordable healthcare experience.
That’s the long answer to the question of why now. The short answer is simple: If not now, when?
How we make money
With our affiliate partners—all of which are carefully vetted for integrity and transparency—we’re building the best experience to serve you. Our priority is you, our audience. Full stop.
Our goal is to provide tools techniques and services that will help you become an effective consumer of healthcare. We research the market and test out services currently being offered by other companies.
We partner with affiliates to provide unique access to services, custom training or exclusive program features. In those cases, we receive referral fees from those vendors if you choose to participate.
Some of the affiliates we select provide services that normally wouldn't be available to individuals. These are services that usually require an employer to access but we are able to provide them to you because of our relationships.
Our affiliate partnerships may influence which products we discuss on this site, but it in no way affects the soundness or comprehensiveness of our research-based advice.
As a whole, the guidance and tools we offer here are vetted, trustworthy, and delivered with one goal in mind: to inspire you to take control of your healthcare and your pocketbook associated with healthcare costs. We’re here to help you every step of the way.