Improving and Expanding Direct Primary Care
With the passage of Obamacare in 2010, U.S. health care policy went from bad to worse. Instead of improving the relationship between physicians and their patients, Obamacare empowered federal bureaucrats to standardize health insurance, mandated coverage, raised taxes, and is drowning doctors with more burdensome paperwork and regulation.
In response to these government-created problems, doctors and patients are turning to innovative care models such as direct primary care. Direct primary care allows patients to pay doctors directly, outside of traditional insurance providers, typically in the form of a monthly fee. The number of physicians offering direct primary care has grown from 756 in 2010 to 4,400 by 2012.