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    3 Ways North Carolina Can Improve Access To Health Care With Less Government Intervention

    Obamacare is now six years old. Its accomplishments include disrupting the health insurance market to the point where some of the most established carriers are considering exiting the Exchanges, throwing millions of Americans off their health plans, enticing states to expand a government-run health insurance program that…
    Katherine Restrepo, March 23, 2016
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    Union County Workers Love Direct Primary Care

    Union County is on track to save $1 million in health care claims under its first year contract with Paladina Health — an innovative health care delivery organization within the Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement. I’ve written before how networks like Paladina help private self-insured employers save big on…
    Katherine Restrepo, March 17, 2016
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    Insurance Companies Thinking Differently

    …and are emulating some of the ways of Direct Primary Care (DPC). Harken Health, an independent subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, is now selling individual policies in which a monthly membership fee includes unlimited, 24/7 access to a primary care physician at any Harken Health clinic. Read more about…
    Katherine Restrepo, March 14, 2016
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    Union County Saving Big On Health Care Costs With Direct Care

    I’ve written before how direct primary care (DPC) networks help private self-insured employers like Amazon and Expedia save big on health care claims. Incorporating an additional benefit option for workers to have a doctor spend more time managing their health care needs in either an on-site or near-site clinic…
    Katherine Restrepo, March 11, 2016
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    Campbell University Law School honors Justice Antonin Scalia

    Lawyers, law professors, students, and other admirers of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia helped Campbell University’s law school honor Scalia this afternoon with a memorial service.
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2016
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    The Many Flavors Of Direct Primary Care

    There are many great things about direct primary care (DPC). For an affordable monthly payment, patients are granted around-the-clock care, and doctors can spend more time with their patients. They can make house calls. They can dispense prescription medications in-house. The list goes on…. One of the best things about…
    Katherine Restrepo, February 24, 2016
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    Federal Policy Changes Can Strengthen Direct Primary Care Presence In North Carolina

    The Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2015 was introduced in Washington to help strengthen the presence of direct primary care (DPC) practices. One component of the legislation calls for Medicare to pay providers a fixed rate for program beneficiaries seeking DPC. Federal rules in place today make it extremely…
    Katherine Restrepo, February 12, 2016
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    New JLF report touts the benefits of direct primary care

    North Carolina policymakers should take steps to make the state even friendlier to direct primary care. It’s an “innovative” business model that already generates benefits for patients, doctors, employers, and the state, according to a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. “DPC restores the incredible value of personalized…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2016