Axios.com reported this interesting infographic on the predicted average increases of Obamacare premiums when open enrollment starts November 1st. It is expected to be a sharp increase again. Tennessee is slated to be a 20% or higher increase as a statewide average. Knox County has fared worse than most Tennessee regions in the last couple years. Many patients choose lower tiered plans to shave cost off their premiums only to find that their deductibles are so high they provide no practical help with day to day health needs. Even the gold plan requires nearly $1200 out of pocket before it starts to cover routine primary care needs.
Trinity Direct Primary Care stands ready to provide exceptional primary care services for you and your family regardless of insurance coverage or deductibles. We offer month to month memberships that cover all visits, all phone calls, and emails with your physician and most in house labs such as strep tests and flu tests as well as many labs used to manage common medication concerns such as diabetes and hypertension. One out of pocket payment for a walk in clinic or urgent treatment center often exceeds 2-3 months of membership costs. One 15 minute visit for the same price as 3 months of access in Direct Primary Care. Which seems like a better deal to you?