Our Healthcare System Is Troubled, But There’s A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

3 min readAug 7, 2018
Our healthcare system is troubled, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

The majority of physicians feel they were made to be independent. Their attitude has always been and will always be because of their profession and lifestyle. As we all know, being a doctor is a lifestyle that goes beyond working and getting paid.

Some Direct Primary Care practices provide phone or email access to providers so that employees or patients may not even need to leave their workplace to seek medical advice.

Because direct primary care payments are typically paid over time, rather than in return for specific services, the economic incentives long-term health of the patient is the most lucrative situation for the doctor.

As such, preventative care gains greater emphasis under DPC

Another trend is patients being able to use their health savings accounts for DPC, which opens another can of worms. There is a significant issue here. Corporate entities are controlling three major pipelines of healthcare

  • Government
  • Physician reimbursement
  • Patient prescription drugs

DPC generally addresses one of the above — reimbursement — which is also under attack from recent movements by a few entities.




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