Fierce Healthcare names Sesame a 2023 “Fierce 15” Company
Kicking off 2023 with the exciting news that Sesame has been named a Fierce 15 company by Fierce Healthcare this year, designating it as one of the most promising healthcare companies in the industry! We are honored to be recognized for our incredible services and innovative approach to problem-solving in such a competitive field.
Sesame outranked hundreds of other companies that were evaluated based on technology, partnerships, venture backers and creative mindset toward finding solutions for some of the most complicated and long-standing issues in the health industry.
At Sesame, we were inspired to reimagine healthcare by three realities:
- There are more than 27 million Americans who have no health insurance — and hundreds of millions more with unmanageable deductibles
- At least 50% of the cost of care doesn’t end up with doctors but is instead absorbed by “the system”
- Half of all Americans have medical debt, and more than half of all personal bankruptcies are caused by it
The new healthcare system we built starts by connecting physicians directly with patients, making it possible for us to offer half-priced health care and reshape the future of the industry. Our revolutionary two-sided marketplace lets HDHP enrollees and the 27.2 million Americans without insurance shop for a physician – and book an appointment – at affordable cash prices that in 2022 almost entirely bucked the broader inflationary trends in the United States. For example, in December 2022, the national average price for a mental health consult booked on Sesame was just $45, a dermatology consult was $44 and a prescription refill visit was $40.
“We are honored to be named a Fierce 15 company, but we are more honored to have the privilege of doing what we do every day: connecting doctors and patients for care, without the added complexity and unnecessary charges that our current third-party payor system requires,” said David Goldhill, Sesame co-founder and CEO, and the author of The Real Costs of American Health Care. “Whether you have a HDHP, no insurance or are a business owner trying to find affordable benefits for your employees, you can find great care on Sesame.”
Many thanks to Fierce for supporting us, and many more to the thousands of providers and patients who have joined us on our mission of making half-priced healthcare a reality for all.