Steve Forbes and Rich Ashooh to visit The New England Innovation Center

NH Startup, MyMedicalShopper, to discuss “common sense” approach to fixing perverted financial incentives responsible for unprecedented state and national healthcare costs

Portsmouth, NH – June 14, 2016 – Rich Ashooh, New Hampshire candidate for US Congress, has selected The New England Innovation Center to host a meeting with his guest, Steve Forbes, Editor-in- Chief of Forbes Media, this Thursday afternoon at 4PM. Among resident startup companies located at the NEIC, MyMedicalShopper will address its “common sense” approach for tools and healthcare design to fix perverted financial incentives responsible for the state’s unprecedented healthcare costs.

“The cost of healthcare in New Hampshire is strangling our economic future”, said Mark Galvin, President and CEO of MyMedicalShopper. “We are grateful that Rich Ashooh selected us to spend time with Mr. Forbes this week. Steve’s advocacy for Heath Savings Accounts (HSA) and Consumer-Directed Heath Plans (CDHPs) has been a national driver for the radically different healthcare plan designs that the nation’s best employers have started migration to. It’s important to highlight the perverse financial forces within ‘the industry’ that have previously hindered adoption, and the Rich Ashooh and Steve Forbes visit is a perfect opportunity to assure New Hampshire employers and patients see the opportunity to reverse the unsustainable rise in the cost of their healthcare.”

During Steve Forbes’ run for the 2000 GOP presidential nomination Forbes said, “The key is putting patients in charge of health care resources again. There’s no need for all of these 3rd parties, HMO’s, insurers, employers, gatekeepers, government bureaucracies that stand in the way. You should have your choice of several hundred different health care plans. If you need long-term care or prescriptive medicines you can choose a plan that does it. And for those on Medicaid, you should be able to have vouchers so you make the choice, not where the government tells you to go.” Steve also supported affordable catastrophic health insurance to cover major medical expenses, and tax-free Health Savings Accounts to cover routine health care expenses. He said “that would give more Americans the freedom to choose doctors they trust, specialists they need and second-opinions they want.”

To inquire about availability to attend the event contact: ashooh-forbes-event@ne-ic.com

About Steve Forbes:

Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes, Jr is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Steve’s new book: Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional) came out in December. Steve is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.

In both 1996 and 2000, Steve campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense. Steve continues to energetically promote this agenda.

About Rich Ashooh:

Rich Ashooh is a successful businessman, civic leader and activist who has spent his career helping to build a stronger New Hampshire. On the state and local level, Rich is recognized as someone who brings tremendous talent and vision to every project he undertakes. In 2016, he is a ready to take on the challenge of representing the Granite State in Congress.

About New England Innovation Center, LLC:

Based in Portsmouth, NH, the New England Innovation Center, LLC (NEIC) is a Delaware series limited liability company formed to advance a new business accelerator model focused on identifying and assisting sustainable, high-growth technology companies in New Hampshire and throughout New England. Please visit www.ne-ic.com.

About MyMedicalShopper:

MyMedicalShopper implements a personalized healthcare shopping platform that enables patients and their advisors to greatly reduce medical costs by supplying unbiased, real-time pricing and quality information as they are arranging for medical services. The Company transforms a massive quantity of complex data obtained from a variety of sources and uses complex heuristics and machine learning to create transparent and useful information. MyMedicalShopper wraps all of this with responsive web (RWD) and targeted mobile applications for user-friendly presentation on computers, tablets and smartphone devices, empowering individuals with price, quality, and convenience information needed to make informed healthcare purchase decisions. The best employers acquire MyMedicalShopper on behalf of their employees and design health benefits around employer-funded Health Savings Accounts, building a partnership to reverse overspending on health care. MyMedicalShopper is a d/b/a of MMS Analytics, LLC based in Portsmouth, NH at the NEIC.

For Media Inquiries:

Mark Galvin
New England Innovation Center 603.490.0477
mark@ne-ic.com

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