Direct Primary Care A Growing Niche Market

The abundant amount of government intervention that has been absorbed in our nation’s health care system long before Obamacare is actually producing some positive trends – one in which primary care doctors are cutting out the middleman to spend more time with their patients.

The business model is known as direct primary care (DPC). In exchange for a monthly or annual fee, patients can access their primary care physician around-the-clock, schedule same-day appointments, and receive a defined package of services. DPC is similar to concierge medicine, but the key difference is that these practices deliver basic health care needs at an affordable price that benefits low and middle-income families.

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You can read more about the growing niche market here, here, and here.

Katherine Restrepo / Director Of Healthcare Policy

Katherine Restrepo is the Director of Healthcare policy at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the John Locke Foundation, she interned at the Cato Institute under the di...

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