Direct primary care (DPC) gets rave reviews from patients and doctors. So why aren’t more people gravitating to this affordable, no-hassle care that provides care outside that of the health insurance maze? Dr. Lee Gross, a direct primary care physician in southwest Florida, discusses how the Personalized Care Act can open the market for more choice, including better access to DPC. Dr. Gross describes how small business were the ones who encouraged him into opening a DPC practice for their employees, and he has not looked back.
The Personalized Care Act, reintroduced in Congress by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), and the U.S. Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will address one of the biggest obstacles to DPC: freedom. The government restricts health savings accounts to high deductible health insurance plans, which removes options for people who don’t have employer health care and don’t want government plans or be confined to Medicaid. The bills also give workers without employer health insurance the same tax advantages to pay for health care that are now only given to employers.
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