America's Roundtable

America's Roundtable with Gerard Gibert | The Rising Costs of Healthcare in America | Advancing Principled Solutions

January 30th, 2024

Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Gerard Gibert, entrepreneur, technologist, talk show host and founder and former CEO of Venture Technologies.

The discussion focuses on key issues impacting America with an emphasis on the how the nation's rising health care costs are adversely affecting families, citizen-taxpayers, and private enterprises across the nation.

In 1986, Mr. Gibert founded Venture Technologies, a technology and cloud services provider. As CEO of Venture, Mr. Gibert engineered numerous mergers and acquisitions of strategic targets, catapulting Venture to national prominence as a technology solutions provider. Initially funded at $189,000, Venture was sold for $92 million in 2019.

Mr. Gibert serves on a variety of boards dedicated to growing Mississippi’s economy. That list includes the Madison County Economic Development Authority, Madison County Business League and Foundation, Innovate Mississippi, Empower Mississippi, and the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.

Gerard Gibert recently presented a compelling op-ed piece via SuperTalk.FM titled "We need out-of-the-box thinking to address Mississippi’s healthcare woes."

In a recent piece shared by Shakeel Ahmed, CEO at Atlas Surgical Group via Forbes in November 2023, the medical professional highlighted the following key statistics:

  • In 2021, the nation’s healthcare expenditure reached a staggering $4.3 trillion, accounting for 18.3% of the GDP, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data.

  • In 2021, Americans spent an estimated $378 billion just on prescription drugs, as reported by Statista. This represents a substantial portion of overall healthcare spending, and the continuous increase in drug prices compounds the problem.

  • The Kaiser Family Foundation found that the annual family premium for employer-sponsored health insurance plans surpassed $21,000 in 2020. |

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America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.

America’s Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America’s economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world.

Tune into America’s Roundtable Radio program from Washington, DC via live streaming on Saturday mornings via 65 radio stations at 7:30 A.M. (ET) on Lanser Broadcasting Corporation covering the Michigan and the Midwest market, and at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk Mississippi — SuperTalk.FM reaching listeners in every county within the State of Mississippi, and neighboring states in the South including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Listen to America's Roundtable on digital platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Google and other key online platforms.

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