MICHIGAN: ‘For a flat, out-of-pocket fee of $30 per month, patients have access to diagnoses, disease management, preventive care and limited procedures performed at its clinic at 138 W. M-59, Suite 950, in Howell, MI.’

By Mike Lammi Daily Press & Argus Dec. 28, 2013 – A Livingston County medical clinic is hoping to change the way patients view — and pay for — primary care. BlueSky Health recently launched its direct primary care model known as BlueSky Direct, which essentially eliminates the insurance middleman. For a flat, out-of-pocket fee of $30 per month, patients have access to diagnoses, disease … Continue reading MICHIGAN: ‘For a flat, out-of-pocket fee of $30 per month, patients have access to diagnoses, disease management, preventive care and limited procedures performed at its clinic at 138 W. M-59, Suite 950, in Howell, MI.’

PENNSYLVANIA: R-Health pioneers direct primary care in Philly

By MICHAEL HINKELMAN / DAILY NEWS STAFF January 10, 2014 – M ASON REINER, 36, and Dr. Randy Robinson, 41, both of Elkins Park, are co-founders and CEO and chief medical officer, respectively, of R-Health. The Center City startup, launched in October, charges a monthly membership fee that enables individuals, employers, unions and small businesses to see primary-care doctors without co-pays or deductibles administered through … Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA: R-Health pioneers direct primary care in Philly

LAMBERTS, MD: ‘The road was much more difficult than I expected, but also much more satisfying. I spent much of my time learning what doesn’t work, but in the end learned that most good ideas grow out of the remains of a hundred bad ones that didn’t survive.’

By Dr. Rob Lamberts, DPC Journal Contributor | Augusta, GA JANUARY 10, 2014 – It’s been a month since I wrote my last post – really more than that, since my last post was a little thank you note to my patients.  While my silence was not premeditated, I have decided that it’s more important to do the walk than the talk.  Really, I’ve just … Continue reading LAMBERTS, MD: ‘The road was much more difficult than I expected, but also much more satisfying. I spent much of my time learning what doesn’t work, but in the end learned that most good ideas grow out of the remains of a hundred bad ones that didn’t survive.’

Medicare’s Medigap Effect: Government Created and Government Hated

Originally posted on Forum for Healthcare Freedom:
Medicare’s Medigap Effect:  Government Created & Government Hated By Robert W. Nelson, MD So, what does the government really care about when it comes to healthcare?  Is it costs, coverage, or care access? Real answer: It depends who is in power and the direction of the political winds and pressures of the moment.  But let’s focus on that… Continue reading Medicare’s Medigap Effect: Government Created and Government Hated