The doctor-patient relationship is breaking down, but physicians are fighting back. Dr. Lee Gross of Florida started Epiphany Health with three colleagues. This company is a subscription-based practice, where patients pay a flat fee per month, get up to 25 office visits per year, and routine tests are included. Dr. Gross encourages his patients to also purchase a catastrophic insurance plan with high-deductible and health savings account for emergencies. This model of fewer patients and better care at lower prices could transform medicine today. It could also be a better alternative to expanding Medicaid. This “creative destruction” of the current healthcare system is long overdue.
Wingfield, Kyle. “The free-market doctors’ rebellion.” Opinion. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 19 May 2014. Web. 22 May 2014.