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Press Release - August 14, 2019 7:00AM EST

MarketCare Launches Free Online Healthcare Guide to Help Austin Residents Find Quality, Affordable Services

MarketCare Launches Free Online Healthcare Guide to Help Austin Residents Find Quality, Affordable Services

Jake McDonald knew there had to be a better way. As a self-employed gig worker and photographer from an entrepreneurial family, he had experienced the lengthy and often frustrating process of getting cash prices for health care. Yet, it wasn’t until his girlfriend, who didn’t have insurance, broke her leg that he realized how time-consuming and stressful it is to find the right doctor at an affordable price.

So, McDonald set out to make it easier for others struggling to identify caregivers for dental, general health and other emergency services. MarketCare is the result of that effort and he expects it to become the go-to guide for affordable, quality care in the Austin area - eventually expanding to every major city in the U.S. The online resource, which went live this month after a successful beta test, has listings across just about any healthcare category. Each provider listing includes contact and location information; cash prices; and consumer reviews of their experience and outcome. The free guide highlights procedures that cost $5,000 or less.

“MarketCare users do not pay a thing and we do not receive referral fees so that consumers know the information is unbiased. Finding quality, affordable healthcare is no easy task and choosing a provider is no small decision. We want individuals and families to have easy access to a selection of providers who have been recommended by locals, with self-pay cost clearly listed,” McDonald said.   

Here’s how the guide works: Users go to MarketCare.com and follow the simple three-step guide to identify the exact care category and clinicians that can help resolve whatever ills they may be experiencing. The user can then contact the provider’s office directly with the contact information on MarketCare.

McDonald said he will be expanding the service to San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston within the month, and more states by the end of the year. For more information and to access the directory, go to MarketCare.com.

For media inquiries, contact Jake McDonald at Media@marketcare.com.

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