Wyoming Liberty Group
What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct primary care is a direct patient-to-provider relationship that delivers quality healthcare at an affordable price. Under a direct primary care contract, patients pay their physicians a flat, monthly fee. And in exchange, their physicians provides a range of primary care services. These services include preventive care, urgent care, chronic disease management, and wellness support.
In a promising moment of bipartisan agreement, members of Wyoming’s Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee began drafting legislation that will allow patients and physicians to contract directly with each other and escape our disastrously overregulated insurance system.
This legislation will strengthen every Wyoming resident’s Constitutional right to health freedom. As stated:
Lovell, WY- The Wyoming Liberty Group testified in favor of Direct Primary Care before the Joint Labor, Health, and Social Services Interim Committee this week, an innovative healthcare payment plan that if exempted from state insurance regulations would expand health access at a fraction of the cost of traditional health insurance.
“Direct Primary Care has lowered healthcare costs for patients in other states because it aligns the interests of patients with their doctors,” said Charlie Katebi, WyLiberty’s Healthcare Policy Analyst. “When patients pay a single fee for their care, it is in their doctor’s interest to keep them as healthy as possible, as cost effectively as possible.”
Testimony of Charlie Katebi, Healthcare Policy Analyst, Wyoming Liberty Group
Before the Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee
August 24, 2015
Direct Primary Care-Insurance Exemption
My name is Charlie Katebi. I am a Policy Analyst at The Wyoming Liberty Group. I would like to express my thanks to the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee for the opportunity to speak here this morning.
Direct Primary Care can help make healthcare more affordable in Wyoming. Aug. 25, 2015