August 9, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new executive order from the Trump administration that would allow patients to use tax-advantaged health savings account funds to pay for direct primary care services.
July 25, 2019
Establishing a reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market and requiring large insurers to offer direct primary care coverage in their plans could help Georgia address “continuing problems” in the state’s health care system, a new study
August 1, 2019
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how states can reform their health insurance regulations to encourage the growth of direct primary care services for patients.
May 29, 2019
In an effort to encourage more consumer-driven health care provider models, a growing number of states are moving to exempt direct primary care (DPC) from insurance regulations.
May 28, 2019
Congress is considering legislation that would modify the federal tax code to allow the use of pretax health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for the noninsurance payment model of direct primary care (DPCs).
November 1, 2018
Direct primary care practices (DPC) are becoming increasingly popular with doctors and patients alike, the president of the Association of Ameri- can Physicians and Surgeons reports in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.
July 20, 2018
Nebraska state employees are now able to enroll in a direct primary care (DPC) pilot program to begin in fiscal year 2019–2020 and run through fiscal year 2021–2022.
June 13, 2018
PureHealth Functional Family Medicine in Indidana provides services through the direct primary care model, meaning patients bypass insurance middlemen and help set the stage for a future of lower health care costs.
April 30, 2018
The Minnesota Senate is considering making it easier for health care providers and patients to enter into direct primary care (DPC) agreements.
August 29, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Georgia's doctor shortage and how direct primary care could help bring more primary care doctors to the state.
January 10, 2018
A bill that would free doctors participating in direct primary care (DPC) services from state insurance regulations is under consideration in the Florida House of Representatives.
March 16, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill moving through the South Carolina General Assembly that would open up the state to direct primary care by removing unneeded insurance regulations.
November 30, 2017
Wisconsin state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) is seeking cosponsors for a bill that would allow health care providers and patients enrolled in Medicaid to enter into agreements for direct primary care (DPC).
May 30, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in Pennsylvania that would help open the door for direct primary care providers.
March 23, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature that would open up the state to direct primary care by removing unneeded insurance regulations.
January 26, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Nebraska that would create a direct primary care pilot program within the Nebraska State Insurance Program for state workers.
February 7, 2018
On February 7, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Nebraska state senators in support of a bill that would establish a direct primary care pilot program for state employees.
December 6, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Wisconsin that would would clarify that direct primary care providers are not subject to state insurance regulations.
January 11, 2017
The bill would exempt direct primary care providers from insurance regulations.
September 13, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines direct primary care and a revived plan in Florida that would clarify that direct primary care agreements do not constitute insurance, avoiding all the pitfalls associated with insurance.
February 28, 2017
The governor would have until late March to veto the legislation, as he did in 2016.
February 16, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines direct primary care and why Georgia legislators should consider reforms to make the service more available.
July 15, 2016
Consumer Power Report #512 A husband-and-wife team of doctors is turning its slice of Hawaii’s health care system into a luau.
January 17, 2017
The legislation would protect direct primary care providers from being regulated as insurers.
November 29, 2016
More physicians are charting their course out of the insured patient market.
December 14, 2016
Plans proposed by President-Elect Trump and Republicans in Congress could result in the success of a two-year effort to expand health savings account access for direct primary care members.
December 9, 2016
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses direct primary care and how it could help patients and physicians in Maine.
December 6, 2016
Dr. Lee Gross, board president at Docs4PatientCare Foundation, explains how his health care model saves patients thousands of dollars.
May 1, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines New Jersey's primary care physician shortage and how direct primary care may provide a solution.
August 3, 2016
Free-market-minded physicians and policy analysts converged on Kansas City, Missouri to advance patient-centered health care reforms, as many prepare for a similar October summit.
March 16, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines direct primary care and why Florida legislators should consider reforms to make the service more available.
February 14, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines direct primary care and why Montana legislators should consider reforms to make the service more available.
January 25, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines how direct primary care can improve health care and argues Alabama should remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to direct primary care to help revitalize the state’s primary health care system.
August 1, 2016
Health Care News reported in July 2015:Eskew and Savage are scheduled to speak at a DPC summit hosted by Docs4PatientCare Foundation for sharing “start up basics and challenges and advanced practice strategies for established practices,” according to the
May 9, 2016
North Carolina physicians, patients, and at least one public-sector employer are paying less for better health care by entering into direct primary care agreements, in line with current state law.
May 5, 2016
After initially approving legislation defining concierge medicine as a form of “direct primary care” (DPC) that bills patients directly in addition to billing their insurance companies, the Hawaii House of Representatives has approved the Senate’s
April 1, 2016
A bill that would protect patients and doctors who enter into direct primary care agreements passed the Virginia House and Senate with bipartisan support and awaits Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) signature on or before April 15.
February 27, 2016
The sponsor of a two-page bill offered to protect direct primary care providers in Georgia says the legislation would lead to better health care and reduced out-of-pocket expenses for patients.Sen.
January 21, 2016
One of the lesser known factors contributing to the rapid increase in the cost of health care is the shrinking number of primary care physicians available relative to the size of the population.
May 12, 2016
Some direct primary care (DPC) providers are recommending patients combine their DPC membership with membership in a health care sharing ministry (HCSM) to increase savings and coverage for their health care needs.