Why a policy wonk like Wyden might (and, perhaps, should) kill a DPC/HDHP fix for subscription medicine. Short version.

A 1.8 billion dollar subsidy to support subscription-model contraction of primary care patient panel sizes is a problematic policy in a country when there is a shortage of primary care physicians. I came to this trying to figure something out. We hear that Ron Wyden kept the DPC/HDHP fix for subscription fees out of theContinue reading “Why a policy wonk like Wyden might (and, perhaps, should) kill a DPC/HDHP fix for subscription medicine. Short version.”

Why a policy wonk like Wyden might (and, perhaps, should) kill a DPC/HDHP fix for subscription medicine.

Drafty fuller version Click me for shorter, more polished version which you may (a) prefer and/or (b) have already seen. A 1.8 billion dollar subsidy to support subscription-model contraction of primary care patient panel sizes is a problematic policy in a country when there is a shortage of primary care physicians. I came to thisContinue reading “Why a policy wonk like Wyden might (and, perhaps, should) kill a DPC/HDHP fix for subscription medicine.”

Pandemic effects on DPC enrollment

Possibilities to think about: DPC members who lose employer coverage will have the ability to go to ACA-compliant marketplace plans. Many of these will reach the low income levels at which ACA provides robust cost-sharing reduction is available. The relative desirability of DPC will fall. Some DPC members who lose income will become Medicaid eligible,Continue reading “Pandemic effects on DPC enrollment”