Nonprofit is Working to Lower the Sky-High Cost of Health Care
Health care costs in Summit County are among the highest in the country.
Glenn Brady and his three daughters know well the struggles that follow those high costs. Brady has boxes and boxes of medical bills stacked next to his desk that he still has to pay off. They are all from his late wife’s cancer treatments.
“We didn’t have time the last few months to worry about is this in-network or out of network,” he said. “It was just, like, let’s try this new thing to see if it can extend her life or push the cancer back.”
“But, you know, it didn’t work.”
A couple of years ago, a group of Summit County residents had enough. So, they started a nonprofit working to lower costs: the Peak Health Alliance.
When Brady reached out to Peak Health Alliance in October, he was paying $1,800 a month for health insurance. One phone call later, his monthly premium was $800 lower.