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Resurgence of Direct Primary Care Can Help Solve Healthcare Issues...

Can a time when primary care physicians seriously doubt their profession be a good time for the revival of primary health care? Smart and shrewd investors will likely jump in where others are starting to bail out. On the other hand, when the majority view is to invest, shrewd investors usually move out. Dave Chase, a Forbes.com contributor and author of the well-written article “Solving Healthcare Requires Primary Care Renaissance”, writes that now is the right time to invest in primary care to improve the nation’s health care program. “For my money, if I could invest in family medicine residency programs right now, I would. As primary care leaders such as Dr. Glen Stream, President of the American...

Resurgence of Direct Primary Care Can Help Solve Healthcare Issues
posted on: Apr 26, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

New System to Revive the Nation’s Health Care...

Direct Primary Care or DPC is sometimes associated with concierge medicine. Like concierge health care, DPC gets directly involved in a financial relationship between health care providers and patients. It typically offers the medical care given by family or general practitioners, at an affordable monthly fee. DPC alleviates many of the financial roadblocks to health care access . It can eliminate or reduce insurance co-pays, co-insurance fees, and deductibles. Direct Primary Care is not insurance. For this reason, physicians can sidestep the overhead and the complicated process of dealing with insurers, which can cost as much as $0.40 for every dollar spent on health care. The Benefits of Direct Primary Care Over Insurance Texas health policy attorney Erin...

New System to Revive the Nation’s Health Care
posted on: Apr 25, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

Shot In the Arm for America’s Ailing Health Care System...

As the cost of health insurance continues to soar, the ability to afford preventive care is now getting virtually impossible for many American patients. A unique and affordable system, however, has been catching a lot of attention lately, totally bypassing the insurance industry – Direct Primary Care or DPC. The article Direct Primary Care published by Steve Knapp in Health401k.com takes a look at DPC and how it could enhance the quality of health care for less than the cost of a ___ per day. “Direct primary care was designed to help American citizens save money on healthcare costs, and so far it has done just that. A broad definition of direct primary care includes several key attributes,...

Shot In the Arm for America’s Ailing Health Care System
posted on: Apr 25, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

Video to Congress from the Direct Primary Care Coalition...

The Direct Primary Care Coalition has produced a video message to Congress, underlining the value of direct primary care (DPC) in boosting the country’s ailing health care system and real cost savings.     The Message to Congress Made by the Direct Primary Care Coalition     The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 includes a provision that allows non-insurance based direct primary care medical homes to compete in state-based insurance “exchanges” starting in 2014. Their inclusion will enable more Americans to choose direct primary care, a far less expensive alternative to conventional insurance, as the leading option for their health care. It will also offer every American the opportunity to avail of high-quality and more...

Video to Congress from the Direct Primary Care Coalition
posted on: Apr 25, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher