HSAs are intended to encourage more cost-conscious spending by placing more of the health care financing burden on out-of-pocket spending by the users of services, as opposed to having the costs of those services incorporated in payments shared over a wider group of plan enrollees regardless of service use. H/T Blumberg and Cope. HSAs areContinue reading “HSA breaks for DPC defeat the purpose of HSA breaks”
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Helping those patients most dependent on DPC means defeating the DPC/HDHP/HSA “fix”.
Plus, two more reasons to reject the “fix”. Direct Primary care clinicians and advocates often point out, accurately, that they serve a broad socio-economic range of patients. The range is well illustrated by a pair of oft-appearing themes, “concierge care for the middle class” and “affordable care for those who fall between the cracks”. InContinue reading “Helping those patients most dependent on DPC means defeating the DPC/HDHP/HSA “fix”.”
Direct Primary Care & COVID-19: some takes on Dr. White’s piece on dpcalliance.com
Update 4/22/2020. This one was mostly reactive to Dr White’s DPCAlliance.com essay on DPC and COVID-19. That was dated 3/19/20. I wrote this mostly in reaction to unseemly opportunism, not so much by White as by Flanagan and Springer as discussed. In retrospect, what DPC Coalition tried to do here looks almost pathetic. Expressly pitchingContinue reading “Direct Primary Care & COVID-19: some takes on Dr. White’s piece on dpcalliance.com”