WellnessFX and Better Healthcare.

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I’ve been watching a company called WellnessFX for some time now, and am very excited that they have expanded their services into Pennsylvania. It is companies like WellnessFX that in my opinion offer us the best hope of reducing our ever increasing healthcare costs while simultaneously delivering heightened levels of care.

So what is WellnessFX? WellnessFX is a service that partners with local labs to provide comprehensive blood tests which are automatically uploaded and analyzed by WellnessFX, providing deep insights into one’s current health in a web-based dashboard.

This would be enough for me – but WellnessFX also includes a 20 min. consult with a healthcare professional regarding your results.

Now, I haven’t used the service yet. It does cost $199 and if I use it I would want to use it on a semi-regular basis (to track health over time) – probably at least three times a year ($600/yr.). I don’t have the extra cash lying around at the moment – but I’m excited that such a service is becoming so affordable and that there is the opportunity for much more proactive monitoring of one’s health.

What do you think? Would you use a service like WellnessFX? Why or why not? How much of a positive effect could this sort of proactive monitoring have on individual health? Would it result in cost reductions overall? Should health insurance cover this sort of proactive monitoring?

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