They Want It to Be Secret: How a Common Blood Test Can Cost $11 or Almost $1,000 – The New York Times

I offer this test for free to our Trinity DPC patients four times a year. It's so inexpensive for me to purchase wholesale that it's not worth the hassle to bill for it. Huge price discrepancies like that are unimaginable in other industries. Also unusual: not knowing the fee ahead of time. — Read on … Continue reading They Want It to Be Secret: How a Common Blood Test Can Cost $11 or Almost $1,000 – The New York Times

Imagine if We Paid for Food like We Do Healthcare

Dr Ryan Neuhofel, a fellow DPC physician, writes this intriguing look at applying our current medical industry regulations to food. I know I would never pay for a $37 burrito twice. A thought experiment showing just how dysfunctional and distorting our health insurance system is. — Read on http://www.libertarianism.org/building-tomorrow/imagine-we-paid-food-we-do-healthcare

Buying Health Insurance? The Outlook Is Brighter

As you navigate new low-cost choices, weigh the risks. — Read on http://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C000-S002-buying-health-insurance-the-outlook-is-brighter.html

Pre-existing is non-existent with Trinity Direct Primary Care

Trinity Direct Primary Care takes care of you. Pre-existing conditions are not a hinderance to care for us. Providing healthcare is our mission so we don't charge more for patients with diabetes or hypertension. We don't charge more if you smoke or have a family history of major illnesses. We just take care of you. … Continue reading Pre-existing is non-existent with Trinity Direct Primary Care

Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

November 1st marks the start of Healthcare.gov's annual open enrollment period.  Here's an example of what our neighbors who don't qualify for a subsidy should expect.  For an  average small business owner family (two parents, two school age kids) with no subsidies, they have this to look forward to. It is incredibly demoralizing to think … Continue reading Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

Obamacare premiums expected to climb 38% nationwide

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 … Continue reading Obamacare premiums expected to climb 38% nationwide

Article: Lindsey Graham on Obamacare Repeal: I Had No Idea What I Was Doing

Congress may not know what they are doing but doctors and patients do. We are in the trenches everyday fighting for the freedom of healthcare.  Graham said, “In South Carolina, we have 11 predominantly African-American counties that have unique health care needs and one size doesn’t fit all, even within your state.” Direct Primary Care … Continue reading Article: Lindsey Graham on Obamacare Repeal: I Had No Idea What I Was Doing

Feeling the Bern Yet? 

Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ plan will make all options outside if government offered healthcare illegal. Wow, talk about draconian bureaucracy! In any system of limited resources someone has to make the decision on who gets what. For Bernie, he believes the same people who decide to staff the post office with one clerk at … Continue reading Feeling the Bern Yet? 

CBO’s inaccurate estimates

Here's a story from Forbes about how the CBO incorrectly has been estimating how many people will lose coverage with a replacement of the ACA.  Modeling systems is tricky business. CBO's Secret: 73% Of Coverage Difference Between Obamacare & GOP Bills Driven By Individual Mandate

Open House today July 21st from 12-1pm at Hardin Valley office

Please join us if you are interested in low cost, practical primary care from local doctors.  Don't let Congress get in the way of securing real healthcare for yourself and your family.  Overflow parking will be next door at Hardin Valley Church and refreshments will be served.