Direct Primary Care Poster Child Qliance has collapsed.

I  had  told  you  that would  happen  and  why. It did, and now 25,000+ people have had less than a month’s notice to make new primary care arrangements. But the whole idea of direct primary care was to have been that these patients chose to pay a subscription fee to Qliance instead of maintaining anContinue reading “Direct Primary Care Poster Child Qliance has collapsed.”

The only academic journal studies on point failed to show the efficacy of direct primary care.

Georgia’s conservative fans of direct primary care swoon over PHS, a 1500 member, insurance-free, hospital-based, direct primary care clinic in Altoona, Pennsylvania. PHS was the subject of not just one, but two quantitatively detailed academic journal articles addressing the efficacy of direct primary care. Since the oft-cited British Medical Journal study on the efficiency of direct primaryContinue reading “The only academic journal studies on point failed to show the efficacy of direct primary care.”

There never was a British Medical Journal study of Qliance.

The most heavily relied-on “study”purporting to prove the effectiveness of direct primary care is an important marker in a national debate with real consequences. But it is not a study at all. In certain quarters, anything that appears on the sacred webpages of a Heritage Foundation report is taken as gospel truth.  So, when HeritageContinue reading “There never was a British Medical Journal study of Qliance.”

Direct primary care is no excuse for parsimony.

I am currently trying to get the following published as a newspaper op-ed. AJC has a version like this one. In a December 16, 2016 column, “Trump’s win opens the door for Medicaid alternative in Georgia”, the AJC’s  Kyle Wingfield promoted a Georgia Public Policy Foundation plan for Georgia’s 565,000 uninsured adults. Legislation partially pavingContinue reading “Direct primary care is no excuse for parsimony.”