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What Missouri Can Learn From Union County, North Carolina

Charles Katebi of the Heartland Institute examines a proposal in Missouri to help that state’s Medicaid patients by giving them access to Direct Primary Care. It’s a health care innovation our own Katherine Restrepo has been researching and writing about extensively. In, fact, Mr. Katebi references JLF’s work in his piece.

Missouri lawmakers can learn from North Carolina about how direct primary care yields dividends for taxpayers. Starting in 2015, Union County partnered with Paladina Health, a network of DPC practices, to provide affordable preventive care to public employees. After just one year, these providers help the county save $1.28 million, resulting in a savings of $260 per employee per month, according to the John Locke Foundation.

Missouri officials can also learn about how to save doctors from burnout by embracing Direct Primary Care, as Katherine explains here.

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Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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