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Premiums Set to Decline Slightly for Benchmark ACA Marketplace Insurance Plans in 2015

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October 31, 2014 • Business, Insurance

Analysis of 15 States and D.C. Also Finds Changes Vary Across States and Insurers Results Suggest Consumers Should Shop Carefully When Open Enrollment Begins November 15 MENLO PARK, Calif. – An early look at the cost of health insurance in 16 major cities finds that average premiums for the benchmark silver plan – the one… Read More ›

National News »

Austin, TX: Direct primary care a growing option

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Dr. Larson came to medicine after having already started a career in finance. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a business degree. After witnessing the deleterious effects of modern medical practice on relatives and loved ones, he decided to return to school and to practice medicine in an alternative fashion.

Model allows for easier access, more time with physician By Kyle Webb June 11, 2014 — Direct primary care is an arrangement in which doctors and patients contract for services for a monthly payment. The system is designed to cut out third parties in the medical industry. The model reduces expenses and allows doctors to… Read More ›

How-To »

Figure out your marketing for the holidays, stat.

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“In today’s healthcare culture, the 55-plus audience hasn’t been entirely abandoned,” says Michael Tetreault, Editor of The DPC Journal, “but the advertising aimed at this population segment (even during the holiday season) is simply aimed at maintaining brand loyalty and establishing that the products they love are still good, still function and most likely being improved…. Read More ›

Legal »

POLICY and LAW, MICHIGAN: ‘Bill to Expand Access to Direct Primary Care Services in MI Passes Senate Committee.’

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LANSING, Mich., Sept. 25 – The Michigan Senate Republicans issued the following news release: Michigan launched the first retaliatory salvo against the so-called Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) this week as legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) to assert that Direct Primary Care Services should not treated as an insurance product was reported out of… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

UMBEHR, MD: State, Congressional Candidates Go On The Record With Health Policy Issues

(0) Josh Umbehr, MD, Founder of AtlasMD

State, Congressional Candidates Go On The Record With Health Policy Issues OCTOBER 28, 2014 – The physician who is campaigning to become Kansas’s Lieutenant Governor talks health care payment models while candidates in Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut take on policies ranging from over-the-counter birth control to the interaction between the health law and Medicare. Kansas Health… Read More ›

Success Stories »

Medscape Business of Medicine, “A Small Practice’s Fight to Stay Independent: Can It Work?”

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In a May 2014 Medscape interview, Concierge Medicine Today and the Direct Primary Care Journal, said that there were nearly 4000 physicians “who are verifiably, actively practicing concierge medicine or direct primary care across the United States, with probably another 8000 practicing under the radar.”) By Neil Versel, MedScape A Valiant Fight for Independence OCTOBER… Read More ›

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