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Lyft, Uber Enter Underserved Healthcare Market

healthcare market

The healthcare market is a trillion-dollar segment of the US economy – and growing.  One often unnoticed – and untapped – healthcare market is for nonemergency medical transportation.  Patients need transportation to physician appointments, routine treatments, diagnostic examinations, and other types of healthcare.  Lyft and Uber have found a new niche – stepping up to meet…

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Still in Lyft Limbo

If you’ve been following my Lyft saga, you know that it’s been a roller coaster ride to try to get approved to drive. As of this morning, I’m sitting at less than 72 hours to fulfill my driving requirement and still no approval. I redid my mentor ride on Saturday afternoon (and was finally asked…

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Dear Uber Driver (An Open Letter)

Dear Uber driver*, (* or Lyft driver or Curb driver or yellow taxi/black car/pedicab driver… I’ve been in dozens of your cars in 2015 already and the lines are blurring so this is really for all of you) How’s it going? Listen, I know its tough out there with the lowered fares (or bogus bonuses, unfair…

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Twelve Hours Late… Lyft DOES Come Through (Sort Of)

This morning I reported my disappointment that Lyft did not respond by last night’s promised deadline. But twelve hours later, they have.  The news, however, is mixed. They have conceded that my background check DID pass… but my mentor drive did not.  I have to repeat it in full (including resubmission of photos, insurance, and license) and…

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