I had no idea there was such a thing as “hipster health insurance,” but apparently that’s what Oscar is. Oscar Health is a new health insurance company with many of the hallmarks of a tech startup and the potential to disrupt the health insurance industry. It’s currently only operating in New York, New Jersey, California and Texas, but it has plans to expand. I, for one, would love to see Oscar on the District’s health insurance marketplace, where I buy my insurance every year. Becker’s Hospital Review featured an interview this week with Oscar’s CEO, Mario Schlosser. For more background, you can read Wired’s article from last spring.
Becker’s Hospital Review: “The man behind Oscar: 6 questions with the CEO of a ‘hipster’ health insurer”