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TIME: ‘The idea [DPC] is deceptively simple: Pay frontline doctors a fixed monthly fee directly instead of through the byzantine insurance bureaucracy.’

How can Americans get better health care for less money? There’s a quiet experiment going on among primary-care physicians, and the results are intriguing. By David Von Drehle TIME.com Dec. 22, 2014 – Nowhere outside the pages of Dickens is there a more aptly named fellow than Garrison Bliss. A trim, gray man, he has… Read More ›

‘Proponents [of DPC] claim that they can cut 40% of a medical practice’s overhead, by eliminating insurance billing. As a result, fees are kept low.’

(HealthNewsDigest.com, NOVEMBER 5, 2014) – Let’s start with the doctor/patient relationship–the disappearance of which has been lamented by many.  The pertinent definition of “relationship” in the Oxford Dictionaries deems it:  “The way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.”  In one sense, every patient wants to be treated… Read More ›

BREITBART: Doctors dump health insurance plans, charge patients less

WICHITA, Kan., June 14, 2013 (UPI) –  A Kansas physician says he makes the same income and offers better quality care to his patients after he dumped all health insurance companies. Thirty-two-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kan., said after five years of dealing with the red tape of health insurance companies and… Read More ›