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How Direct Primary Care is Blazing a New Frontier in Affordable Health Care (Guest: Phillip Eskew)

February 19, 2019

Direct Primary Care is one-step beyond an “emerging model” and is now thriving in many states as a consumer-driven, low cost option for unlimited primary care. Phillip Eskew, founder of DPC Frontier, shares what is ahead for Direct Primary Care in 2018.

More and more legislators are seeing the potential for Direct Primary Care as a solution to improving access and providing affordable health care.  Phillip Eskew is a physician, attorney and MBA who is the founder of DPC Frontier, an online resource for the industry.  He talks about what is ahead on the legislative front, the debate on allowing DPC members to maintain Health Savings Accounts, the pros and cons of labeling DPC as an insurance plan, what more states can do to foster DPC growth and how DPC can or cannot work with Medicare and Medicaid.  He also discusses the fear some doctors may have about leaving the fee for service model and why he believes it’s better to go all-in rather than taking a hybrid approach.

Dr. Eskew founded DPC Frontier in Feb 2015. He joined ProactiveMD in Feb 2016 and is the company's VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel. He completed his family medicine residency at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, PA
AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. @HCPolicy