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Democratizing Healthcare: How Telehealth and AI Are Transforming Access and Affordability

April 3, 2024


Each year, the financial barriers to healthcare continue to become more pronounced in the US. For example, the health expenditure per person in the US was $12,555 in 2022, with comparable countries spending about half of that. These costs can put such strain on Americans that a 2023 poll from KFF found that one in four adults will outright skip or postpone getting healthcare, which rises to six in ten among uninsured adults.

There are other accessibility barriers to healthcare, such as geographic and socioeconomic boundaries, as well as other restricting issues like disabilities or chronic conditions. For many, the price of health dictates life’s choices, from job opportunities to education and even where they call home.

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