Episode 234 : David Smith On Costs Of Care

Featured Guest: David Smith

  • Jun 03, 2021

“We put all our money in the wrong place and we don’t think about the whole person”

David Smith is an economist & the CEO and founder of Third Horizon Strategies (THS), a Chicago-based advisory firm focused on maximized human potential through a better health system. He is also the host of the new show from Lemonada Media called “The Cost of Care” which is a provocative podcast that tackles the question “what is your life worth” from a direction you might not expect.

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Key Learnings

1. A few minutes spent on the joys of home coffee roasting and being beautifully wired

2. The thrill of having a guest blow you away during an interview

3. Flipping the question “what is a life worth?” on it’s head

4. The primacy of human health and the importance of social determinants

5. What is the most common emotion David experiences while producing “Costs of Care”

6. Addressing the idea of safety net hospitals

7. Why system complexity is a barrier by itself

8. What kind of feedback is David getting?

9. The road forward for the show


Twitter: @CHIDavidSmith

The Cost of Care

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