Legislative Update

State Update: (in no particular order)

Nebraska - LB 1119
Maryland - HB0718 and SB0531
Florida - SB 80 and HB 37 
South Carolina - House Bill 4643 
Pennsylvania - HB 1739 and SB 926 
Wisconsin - Senate Bill 670 

Federal Update:

The Primary Care Enhancement Act (HR 365) and (SB 1358)
Health Savings Account Act (HR 1280)
The Health Savings Act of 2017 (SB 403
The Chronic Disease Management Act of 2018 (SB # TBD
The American Health Care Reform Act of 2017 (HR 277)

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to All!

Hopefully most of you received my most recent DPC Frontier Newsletter.  There are few additional updates worth mentioning.  Check out the states page for a summary (click on each respective state for details). Twenty three states have DPC laws on the books, two more (MT and MA) have friendly insurance commissioner guidance, three others have formal proposed legislation under current consideration (PA, WI, FL) and groups in many other states are organizing official efforts.  I think it is fair to say that we have reached a tipping point!

My Full Commentary to Medical Economics (Updated)

I'm often asked for my commentary in a variety of media sources.  On May 18, 2017 I was asked to provide comments for a untitled Medical Economics Article.  I provided detailed commentary and few of those comments were used in a manner that might lead readers to believe I am pessimistic about the DPC movement.  This is not the case!  I am happy to report that the Medical Economics article has since been updated and now fairly presents my commentary.  As a reference I am leaving my full thoughts below.