By ELIZABETH RUIZ
KCUR-FM 

Some Kansas City-area patients ditch fee-for-service doctors

 

April 24, 2019



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patients who are fed up with the bureaucracy of the health insurance industry are ditching the copays and high deductibles for a different way to get primary care.

One such patient is self-employed attorney Dan Hobart, who struggled to find insurance because of his pre-existing conditions. Even after Affordable Care Act went into effect, doctor visits were still too costly for him to get the care he needed.

After learning about direct primary care from a friend, Hobart signed up immediately.

"It's really like a blessing," Hobart said. "I just wanted a doctor and co...



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