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Direct Primary Care: A New Alternative to Health Insurance...

A growing number of primary care physicians are finding a new health care alternative called Direct Primary Care (DPC) which they claim is more affordable and provides more benefits than conventional health insurance. DPC is not insurance and it does away with health insurance altogether. In his program on National Public Radio®, host Robert Siegel interviews Dr. Arnold Milstein, director of the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center, about how the DPC system works. Transcript of “Direct Primary Care: A New Option For The Uninsured” Radio Program Below is an excerpt from the National Public Radio® program’s transcript.  It discusses some of the advantages of the primary health care model. MILSTEIN: There are two features. Number one: it’s a...

Direct Primary Care: A New Alternative to Health Insurance
posted on: Jun 18, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

Writing Out the Insurer with the Direct Primary Care System...

While the formidable cost of health insurance prevents many Americans from receiving better health care, the new direct primary care system helps to eliminate the role of insurance altogether. Not only will it make health care more affordable, it will significantly improve health care quality as well. Can the Primary Care System Ensure Improved Health Care? In a Huffington Post article entitled “Direct Primary Care: Skip The Insurer, Get Better Health Care?”, author Catherine Pearson wrote: “The idea behind direct primary care practices (DPCPs) is that patients pay a modest, monthly fee (often adjusted according to age and existing conditions) and receive direct access to their doctor. This means practices generate revenue directly from fees and not from...

Writing Out the Insurer with the Direct Primary Care System
posted on: Jun 6, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher