Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

June 18, 2019

Shervin Pishevar: A Top Business Figure in the United States

Shervin Pishevar had many thoughts about the economy and where the United States stood in the world during a Twitter rant in February 2018. He spent 21 hours talking about Bitcoin, Elon Musk and why the startup landscape is likely going to change over the next several years.

Bitcoin Will Experience a Period of Depreciation

According to Shervin Pishevar, those who hold Bitcoin could experience significant losses in the near future. He projects that the coin will fall to as little as $2,000 before it eventually finds support and starts to rebound. If those who have Bitcoin are lucky, it will only fall to about $5,000 a coin before going up again.

Elon Musk Is a True Visionary

In a period during which the United States lacks long-term thinking, Elon Musk is someone who dares to think bold thoughts about the future. This is what Shervin Pishevar had to say about the man who is trying to make it faster and easier to get between cities or from Earth to the Moon. Shervin Pishevar believes that the United States will not retain its status as a global superpower unless it starts to think longer than a few months or years ahead.

What It Means To Be an Entrepreneur Will Change

If Shervin Pishevar is right, being an entrepreneur has become more of an idea than something that you actually do. This change of perspective has come about largely because of technological advances that make it easier to start a company from anywhere. It is likely that companies will be founded both internationally and throughout the United States outside of Silicon Valley. As technology continues to evolve, California may find that it is no longer sacred ground for those looking for funding or connections to boost the profile of their startups.

April 05, 2019

Ted Bauman asks patients to ask for in-network care for ER services

Ted Bauman is a financial expert. He studied at the University of Cape Town where he graduated with a degree in economics and history. He has worked in South Africa for 25 years with various non profit organizations. One of the organizations that he worked for is slum dwellers organization which dealt with low-cost housing projects. In his career as a financial expert, Ted Bauman has come to understand various important things that can cushion people from financial exploitation. From his business analysis, big businesses are involved in practices that exhibit customer exploitation. One of the areas that he has identified is the emergency room.

Americans seeking emergency room services are normally overcharged to a tune of over $3 billion annually. This is according to research conducted by the John Hopkins School of Medicine. According to Ted Bauman, there are various initiatives that patients can take in order to eliminate the chances of exploitation. Here, we will look at some of these tips which he believes will go a long way in helping the people overcome the challenge of getting astronomical bills from the emergency room facilities.


If you suspect that your bill is not rational, you should question the facility. For instance, you should ask for a breakdown of each of the services offered. You’ll want to know how the total amount was arrived at. It is very common to find that you were overcharged to for something that did not require any fee. Ted advises patients to consider asking for more information about the procedures and tests they will undergo. You might find that a doctor is recommending an expensive test which could be done with an alternative that will not cost a lot.

Ask for in-network providers

When seeking services from an emergency room, you should not think that your insurance network covers every provider. So, before getting any treatment, ensure you’re getting services only from in-network providers. This will protect you from exorbitant prices associated with out-of-network practitioners. To make your facility aware of your decision, you should make it clear in your admission form that you want an in network services.