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Ralph F. Weber

Ralph Weber is a leading healthcare policy consultant who has worked with presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani in his area of expertise in the field of healthcare reform. Gingrich and Giuliani both  participated with him in healthcare forums, and he made significant contribution to Giuliani’s health care reform policy.

Weber is the author of the book “MediCrats: Medical Bureaucrats that Rule your Health Care,” (foreword by John Goodman) which shows how red tape and ruthless regulations issued by power-hungry bureaucrats are taking control of your health care.

Driven by a passion for greater access, transparency, and value in healthcare, Ralph and a group of private investors founded MediBid. MediBid does what politicians and government cannot do: control costs, expand access, and offer quality choice and value to patients and employers. MediBid allows patients to shop for medical care across state lines and international borders, with full transparency. It is a truly free market solution to healthcare. MediBid restores the doctor/patient relationship by changing the product from “healthcare financing,” back to “medical care” as it should be.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Weber grew up in Thailand, Nepal, and Germany. In 1996 he started an international health insurance brokerage in Canada known as Route Three Benefits, Inc.

After watching several family members be unnecessarily injured because of the lack of access in the Canadian socialized health care system, Weber moved his family to California in 2005, where he expanded Route Three Benefit Consultants.

In October of 2010, prompted by a growing demand for free market health care solutions and a need to expand, Route Three and MediBid were relocated to Tennessee.  Ralph’s proactive involvement in California healthcare reform continues in Tennessee.

To further his knowledge of insurance, benefits, and tax and financial planning issues, Weber has continued his pursuit of lifelong learning. He has earned 6 professional designations, two of them in both the US and Canada. He holds the following designations: Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC), Group Benefits Associate (GBA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP).

Ralph is an army veteran, and former Air Traffic Controller, who holds his Commercial Pilot’s License. Ralph attended college and McDonald’s Restaurants prestigious Hamburger University.