Can member-owned healthcare cooperatives learn something from Mark Cuban?
Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur, investor, and television personality. He is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. Cuban sold his first company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million in 1990.
Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug is a company founded by Mark Cuban, a billionaire entrepreneur and investor, that aims to provide safe, affordable and transparent medicine or medication to the public.
The company’s pricing model that charges a fixed 15% markup on the wholesale cost of the drugs, which are sourced from government-inspected facilities. The company claims that this model can save customers up to 90% on some medications compared to other pharmacies.
The company offers a variety of drugs for different conditions, such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, pain, etc. The company also provides free shipping within the US and accepts most insurance plans. Customers can order online or by phone.
Cooperative healthcare companies, hospitals, and HMOs can learn from Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug’s business model and apply it to their operations as member-owned cooperatives.
Cooperative healthcare companies can adopt a similar pricing model that charges a fixed markup on the cost of drugs. This will help them provide affordable and transparent healthcare services to their members. They can also source drugs from government-inspected facilities to ensure the safety and quality of the medication.
Moreover, cooperative healthcare companies can also provide free shipping within their respective countries and accept cooperative insurance plans to make healthcare more accessible to their members and make it a more circular healthcare approach.