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For Those Who Think Hospitals are Necessary

Daniel Paull MD shares that while those using direct care today need some catastrophic insurance coverage, that may not always be the case.

June 7, 2022

There are a lot of questions about how direct care deals with things like hospital emergencies.

Many times these seem to be legitimate questions.

Other times they are supposed “gotcha” questions from those benefiting off of the established healthcare system (read parasites).

 

There are a few current options.

For the individual, they purchase catastrophic insurance coverage one way or another.

Either a healthshare, employer self funded, or employer sponsored health insurance. They are ONLY using these plans IF there happens to be an emergency, rather than using their insurance for every little thing.

For almost everything else they need, it’s direct care.

You can have a crappy standard high deductible insurance plan in your back pocket to use if heaven forbid you have a bad accident.

 

There r a lot of questions about how direct care deals w/things like hospital emergencies. Sometimes they r 'gotcha' questions from those benefiting off of the established healthcare system (read parasites). Share on X

 

The truth is, direct care helps people avoid the hospital for most everything else.

A DPC doc can take care of about 80% of anything you would walk in the door with.

People like to focus on the what ifs, rather than the what normally happens.

Makes sense I guess, the whole insurance industry is founded on the what ifs.

 

The truth is, direct care helps people avoid the hospital for most everything else. A DPC doc can take care of about 80% of anything you would walk in the door with. #DPC #directcare Share on X

 

The direct care movement will grow over time. Adding a direct hospital experience would be the last and most complicated step.

We are taking baby steps right now, as DPC is established and direct specialty care is still in the womb for the most part.

The direct system won’t get built all at once, it will be built in parts, with the most complicated parts being the last ones added.

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