direct primary care

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    Trump Administration Expands Health Savings Accounts

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on a huge potential change in health care. According to Roberts: President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First in late June of this year.  It allows a patient to use…
    Brenee Goforth, September 4, 2019
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    5 steps for more patient-driven health care

    Health care economist John Goodman and the Heritage Foundation’s Marie Fishpaw used an op-ed in the National Review to discuss five ways to promote more patient-driven, high-value health care. Health care reform is the number one issue voters would like to…
    Jordan Roberts, August 1, 2019
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    You’re allowed to use HSA dollars for ’23andMe,’ but not direct primary care

    I frequently write about direct primary care (DPC) on the blog. DPC is an innovative health care delivery model that doesn’t accept insurance. Yes, you read that right. DPC doctors are primary care doctors that don’t take health insurance and instead treat patients for a small monthly fee, usually…
    Jordan Roberts, July 24, 2019
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    Oklahoma Surgery Center: affordability and transparency

    I write a lot about the direct primary care model (see here, here, and here) – one that accepts no insurance, charges a monthly fee, and where physciains can spend all of their…
    Jordan Roberts, June 14, 2019
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    Congress could unleash DPC with minor change

    Here in North Carolina, we have a favorable direct primary care (DPC) climate, which allows for the creation and use of these primary care models. Many states have codified into law that DPC membership fees aren’t insurance premiums, thus exempting them from…
    Jordan Roberts, May 28, 2019
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    When doctors get frustrated with traditional models of care, they turn to DPC

    I have a “Google alert” set up for “direct primary care” (DPC) to read all of the articles written on this topic from around the country. Many of these articles describe primary care physicians who are burnt out from the daily battle between providing patients care and…
    Jordan Roberts, May 9, 2019
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    Congress could increase access to affordable primary care with a small fix

    In an op-ed posted over the weekend, David Balat of the Texas Public Policy Foundation details the promise of direct primary care and how Congress could make a simple fix to increase the freedom of patients to choose a more affordable primary care solution. David begins by discussing…
    Jordan Roberts, April 29, 2019
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    Small fix, huge potential results

    Dr. Lee Gross, President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation and the founder of Epiphany Health Direct Primary Care used an op-ed to describe an easy change in the law the Trump Administration could make that would open up enormous amounts of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 14, 2019