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Routine medical care for a monthly fee

Created on August 8, 2014

Routine medical care for a monthly fee

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Read the original report, "A Consumer Choice Option in Health Care," by Daniel McCorry.

Instead of being charged for each doctor visit, patients enrolled with a “direct primary care” practice pay a monthly subscription fee for their routine medical care. In many cases, the amount is comparable to other household expenses. With direct primary care, health insurance is needed only for more expensive treatment such as hospitalization or speciality care.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and ConciergeMedicineToday.com.

Tags: direct-primary-care, concierge, fee-for-service, health-care