Free Market Medical Association Launches New Chapter in Austin

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Austin chapter kicks-off with first monthly meeting featuring Jay Kempton on December 6th.

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We are thrilled to introduce the Austin Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association and invite members of the community to join us and learn more about free market healthcare solutions

The Free Market Medical Association, a national, non-partisan association whose goal is to unite and strengthen the benefits of free market healthcare, and Texas Free Market Surgery are proud to announce the launch of an Austin Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association, serving the city of Austin and the surrounding Central Texas area. As part of this launch, the Free Market Medical Association Austin Chapter will host their inaugural meeting on December 6th at 11:30 AM at 1108 Lavaca. This event will feature networking and an informational luncheon with remarks from one of the founding members of the Free Market Medical Association, Jay Kempton, President and CEO of the Kempton Group. To register for this inaugural meeting please visit http://bit.ly/2ggPsL4.

As one of the founding members of the Free Market Medical Association, Jay Kempton has extensive knowledge of how innovative and beneficial free market healthcare options can be to both employers and employees. Based in Oklahoma, Kempton steadily worked to encourage, promote, and assist the blossoming free market medical movement in his state (and around the country) and understands how this model can expand throughout the country and specifically neighboring Texas.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Austin Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association and invite members of the community to join us and learn more about free market healthcare solutions,” Jay Kempton said. “FMMA’s goal is to create a collaborative space where members of the Austin community can explore the ways the free market transforms how patients, employees, and employers make healthcare purchasing decisions. Texas is already on its way to creating an amazing healthcare market, and the Austin chapter is the next step to expanding that reach.”

The Free Market Medical Association is a national non-partisan association that provides resources, support, and education to their membership, and to the public, about the free market movement and why it is so important. Founded around the pillars of the free market – Price, Value, and Equality – the Free Market Medical Association strives to provide a forum where like-minded individuals motivated to change the healthcare landscape can connect. The launch of the Austin Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association follows the opening of Austin’s first free market healthcare platform – Texas Free Market Surgery – earlier this year. Austin’s chapter spokesperson is Sean Kelley, the Founder and President of Texas Free Market Surgery. This will be the FMMA’s second chapter within the state of Texas, with the first chapter based in Houston.

“Since opening Texas Free Market Surgery earlier this year, we’ve received unbelievable interest from people in learning more about what free market healthcare means for Central Texas and how we can revolutionize the available healthcare options here,” Kelley said. “Our hope is that the Austin chapter of the Free Market Medical Association will help kick start some of the necessary conversations, about the importance of value and outcomes-based healthcare, and the need for transparent pricing.”

Each local chapter of the Free Market Medical Association functions as a leg of the national association, promoting the association’s ideals and goals at a local level. Providing support and encouragement to each other, these local chapters serve as collaborative partners, and use each other as resources to drastically change the local landscape of the medical marketplace.

For more information regarding the Free Market Medical Association, please visit http://www.fmma.org.

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About the Free Market Medical Association
The Free Market Medical Association is dedicated to bringing together physicians, surgeons, providers, facilities, and support businesses; providing necessary resources to promote a successful industry; and defending the practice of free market medicine without the intervention of government or other third parties. The founders of the FMMA, Dr. Keith Smith and Jay Kempton, are trailblazers in the healthcare transparency movement.

About the Kempton Group
The Kempton Group Administrators is a third party administrator of self-funded employer benefit plans. When Mr. Kempton became aware of the free market medical movement in 2011, he realized what transparency could mean for healthcare in the local community, and in the country. Mr. Kempton invented an out-of-the box way to bring together self-funded employers and free market providers in order to reduce employers’ costs, transform the patient experience, and help providers spend more time on patient care. Not only has the Kempton Group shifted its focus to transparency in healthcare, they also apply the principles of transparency to their own compensation structure; Kempton’s total compensation is stated up-front and based on a flat fee. This difference, combined with their innovative approach to free market care, truly sets them apart from all other TPAs and transparency vendors.

About Texas Free Market Surgery
Texas Free Market Surgery is the only healthcare platform of its kind in Texas – offering transparent and reliable pricing for patients looking for a more straightforward and efficient way to obtain surgery. Based on a tested and proven model, Texas Free Market Surgery’s proprietary system bundles together all of the typically siloed elements of surgery into one coherent platform and all-inclusive price, streamlining the process and eliminating inefficiencies. Texas Free Market Surgery’s hand-picked medical professionals provide care to patients without any hidden costs, so they know what to expect and can pay for the surgery in full the day of the procedure.

Relevant Links:
fmma.org
facebook.com/Austin.FMMA
twitter.com/FreeMarketCare
kemptongroup.com
texasfreemarketsurgery.com

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