A very nice article was published by the Heartland Institute and Christina Herron. It discusses how South Dakota would benefit from a direct primary care law:
- South Dakota is one of the few states that does not have DPC laws on the books, even though DPC could increase health care access and lower costs. One of the best perks of DPC is the time doctors are able to spend with patients, instead of filling out piles of paperwork. By removing third-party payers that come in the form of health insurance companies, DPC offers patients and practitioners a simple alternative to the complex world of health insurance reimbursement.
- Direct Primary care is beneficial to patients and health care providers. The South Dakota Legislature has the chance to turn a commonsense idea into an impactful policy solution. Americans are being burdened by rising health care costs, physician shortages, and overly complex health care insurance policies. DPC would alleviate this problem.
See the link above to read the whole thing.
There is a bill going through the South Dakota legislature right now and we are crossing our fingers for them. But why do we even need state DPC laws? It boggles them mind that the IRS cannot clear this up.