Federal Update, NC Update

Direct Primary Care Coalition - We had an excellent meeting in DC last week.  Thanks to the efforts of Jay Keese and other members of the steering committee SB 1989 the Primary Care Enhancement Act now has bipartisan support starting with Senators Cassidy and Cantwell.  The bill would make it possible for DPC patients to have and use health savings accounts for DPC periodic fees and also establishes a pilot program where Medicare would pay the periodic fee for Medicare patients without requiring current DPC physicians to change their opted out status. 

North Carolina - Thanks to the efforts of Brian Forrest North Carolina is closer to having DPC widely available to all NC Medicaid patients.