Christian Care Ministry (“Medi-Share”), whose 400,000 members account for more than a quarter of health cost sharing members nationally, recently acted to allow some of its members to receive credit for their entire direct primary care membership fees up to $1800 per year. That there is a certain synergy between DPC and health cost sharingContinue reading “Medi-Share gives its Christian take on DPC downstream cost savings: $31 — a year.”
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.”
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The board-certified family care physicians in the direct primary care model is critical. The interaction between the patient and the primary care physician is key to the outcomes, lower cost and, believe it or not, the patient experience. Mark Watson, county executive of Union County, North Carolina
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.”
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.”
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.”