By Karen Bouffard, The Detroit News Published 12:04 a.m. ET April 9, 2018
The University of Michigan has become the focal point in a national controversy over a revolutionary shift in medicine — away from traditional insurance-based health care, to a new model where patients pay directly, and in advance, in exchange for the promise of better quality care. Michigan Medicine this week introduced Victors Care, a high-end form of retainer-based medicine called “concierge care.” Starting at $225 a month, patients get unlimited primary care appointments, shorter waits, “executive” physicals and long talks with their doctors — no insurance accepted.
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