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How employers could use direct primary care - Business Insider

This could be a workable alternative to the health insurance disaster we now have.

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A new kind of doctor's office that charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance has been spreading around the US.
The practices are part of a movement known as direct primary care. Instead of accepting insurance for routine visits and drugs, these practices charge a monthly membership fee often between $50 and $150 a month that covers most of what the average patient needs, including visits and drugs at much lower prices. The movement's been gaining momentum at a time when high-deductible health plans are on the rise.
In most cases, the practices recruit patients on an individual or on a family-by-family basis. But often, employers who cover their employees healthcare have turned to practices as well.
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How employers could use direct primary care - Business Insider

This could be a workable alternative to the health insurance disaster we now have.
The market responding to a market problem by setting up their own insurance program.

Whooda thunk?

Other groups such as lawyers have been working on retainers for years.

Mechanics also.

If nothing else mountains of paperwork are eliminated.

No and slow pays are a thing of the past.

Ever benefits, and will until until government and liberals begin demanding that these doctors accept 10% pro bono patients.
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I used to use such a doctor. In the 90s I think. He got fed up with insurance companies dictating what he could, he just quit accepting them. He as much cheaper.
What I really liked was HMOs (80's?). But somebody had to go and mess that up.
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It removes the middleman from medical care.

Costs would come down.

Average people could actually afford care.

I'm sure there are a few that wouldn't want to see this grow, as it keeps the government out of healthcare, and you cannot create a government dependent society if the people actually have a say in their healthcare.


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one of several alternatives that dr's and patients are taking seriously now.

there' have always been a few alternative options around that the Insurance companies have tried to crush , and the fact that Ins worked well for drs for the most part keep them in the stables, but now... more doctors are looking for ways out InsuraceInc/BigPharma/govt game. so the previously "oddball" alternatives are looking more like realistic options.
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Seems to be cheaper than my current medical insurance.
I wonder, does it qualify for HSA?
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Seems to be cheaper than my current medical insurance.
I wonder, does it qualify for HSA?
Interesting question. That would sure add to the savings, but once again, someone would have to oversee who the payments were going to, to make sure they qualify.
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one of several alternatives that dr's and patients are taking seriously now.

there' have always been a few alternative options around that the Insurance companies have tried to crush , and the fact that Ins worked well for drs for the most part keep them in the stables, but now... more doctors are looking for ways out InsuraceInc/BigPharma/govt game. so the previously "oddball" alternatives are looking more like realistic options.
Nope, Obamacare crushed alternative health care payment models. Under Obamacare an alternative to approved insurance required paying a penalty tax on top of the cost of paying the doctor. That's the Federal government not insurance crushing alternatives. Under the Trump administration setting the individual mandate tax rate to zero alternative models to traditional insurance have a much closer to level playing field.
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