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49. Why Are We Insuring Primary Care? Lee Gross on the DPC Movement

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12/09/2018Michel AccadAnish Koka

"We’re not going to ask permission to take care of our patients." It is with this epiphany, that our guest on this episode became one of the pioneers and leaders of the most hopeful trend in health care today: the direct primary care or DPC movement.

Dr. Lee Gross shares with us how the light bulb went off in his mind that there is no good reason to insure primary care and, in fact, that insuring primary care hurts everybody: patients, doctors, and society. He walks us through his success stories and the efforts he is leading at the state and federal level to remove regulatory barriers to direct care.

Dr. Gross is the founder of Epiphany Health in North Port, Florida, and is regularly consulted by lawmakers at the local, state, and national level. He has offered testimony on behalf of the direct care movement for the US Health and Human Services Department, the US Congress, and for the White House. He also serves as president of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation and he is the recipient of the 2016 HCA Frist’s Humanitarian Award and of the Beacon Award from the Free Market Medical Association for his leadership in healthcare reform.

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