July 26, 2018
A 21-year-old woman battling a brain tumor might be all the evidence direct primary care advocates need that their innovative health care model works for people. The young woman’s chemo would cost $24,000 over six months under traditional insurance. But her doctor, Josh Umbehr, can give her the same treatment for $1,900. That’s just one of many ways DPC saves patients money and improves care. Dr. Umbehr discussed the money-saving potential of direct primary care with MacIver’s Matt Kittle.