Direct primary care is making a big difference in communities across the nation, and could be on the verge of a growth spurt in Wisconsin – if lawmakers can come to terms on a bill that would clearly define the health care model in state statute.
A trio of last-minute deals Tuesday between bickering GOP Senate and Assembly leadership secured passage of key parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda during the Senate’s last floor period of the legislative session.
Under a direct primary care model, which is not health insurance, patients pay a low monthly fee, typically between $50 and $100, depending on age, with no further co-pays or deductibles. For that fee, they receive unlimited 24/7 access to their primary care doctor.