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Y Combinator-Backed CareLedger Aims To Provide Free Medical Care To Employees

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Digital health startup CareLedger launched out of Y Combinator today to provide the workers of the world with free, quality medical care.

That’s no small feat. The U.S. has one of the most expensive and least functional medical systems in the world, toppling every other country by thousands of dollars. The U.S. also ranks lower on health outcomes and quality, according to a survey from International Health Policy.

There are plenty of organizations working toward lowering health care costs. YC alumni SimplyInsured aims to reduce medical expenditures by analyzing thousands of insurance plans and coming up with the best rate for company employees. Oscar Health claims to provide free services after a plan’s out-of-pocket max. However, neither promise free, quality health care.

CareLedger uses a slightly different approach with cost comparisons for highly recommended facilities. The idea is to find the best service with the lowest price under…

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