DIRECT PRIMARY CARE provides better care at a lower cost
Healthcare today costs too much money for one basic reason.
There’s an epidemic of resource overutilization. Too many people go to the ER for non-emergent issues their primary care doctor should have managed. Too many people get referred for tests and to specialists for issues their primary care doctor could have figured out. Too many people get hospitalized for conditions that should never have been allowed to become serious. The fee-for-service model incentivizes this type of behavior and sets up primary care doctors to fail by forcing them to care for too many patients with too little time to do it.