direct primary care

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    Direct-to-Consumer Health Care

    Medical expenses in America are on the rise, and the medical insurance industry plays a huge role in this trend. As JLF’s Jordan Roberts writes in a research brief this week: Health insurance creates an extra layer of costs and bureaucracy in the process of purchasing health care. Health care…
    Brenee Goforth, June 9, 2020
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    Senate bill would protect DPC providers from insurance regulations

    A proposed committee substitute before the Senate Health Committee would protect direct primary care (DPC) providers from having to comply with state health insurance regulations. DPC providers are primary care doctors who do not accept insurance for payment. Instead, they charge each patient a monthly membership for around the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 27, 2020
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    Direct Primary Care on the Air: JLF’s Jordan Roberts discusses the topic on WPTF’s “Access Health”

    Just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, JLF’s Jordan Roberts joined Dr. Brian Forrest for his show “Access Health” on News Radio 680 WPTF. Roberts and Dr. Forrest discussed direct primary care (DPC). Roberts has before explained DPC: Direct primary care (DPC) is the Netflix of primary care. In exchange…
    Brenee Goforth, December 6, 2019
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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