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The poll showing Obama care.
Recently unpopular with Americans the president continues his campaign to try to convince Americans that his health care overhaul is right for them.
All under the plan starting October of this year people are gonna have to -- -- between complicated plans and then choose the one that's right for them.
But what if you don't have to -- any insurance at all what if you just paid your doctor directly for the services that he -- she provides.
Does that sound too expensive well my next guests say bypassing insurance and all the red tape.
Actually keeps administrators and the bureaucrats out and makes health care more affordable.
Joining me are three primary care doctors who offer alternatives to Obama care doctor Michael shopping.
Doctor Doug not a maker and doctor -- is welcome good to have -- of the year.
All right let me start with the doctor Xiaoping you recently took what -- -- -- Consider a pretty radical -- you stopped all kinds of medical insurance in your practice.
And you now just take.
Patience and you -- what the prices are it's it's very open and transparent.
What motivated you to do that.
-- governor thank thank you the what's going on now.
Medicine is really evolving in terms of the financing of it.
And I did this based on both moral and economic grounds.
What's gonna happen and Obama -- with the accountable care organizations.
This is the HMOs that of the eighty's and ninety's that we all hated.
And actually even worse because what they're gonna do is give.
Hospitals are accountable care organizations money and say take care of Medicare patients.
If you spend last you get to keep more money but if you spend more.
The hospitals and doctors have to pay to take care of these people and that's just.
Financially untenable for -- primary care or really any doctor because the margins are so low now.
And on moral grounds.
If you incentivized an organization to take less care of someone.
That personal get less care what we did.
Was we decided to post -- prices in the office online.
Opt out of Medicare we don't take Medicaid or private insurance.
We post the prices we cut our price in half.
And we have people come in.
They get the service that they asked for they -- on the way out just like you would at that the deli or them that your mechanic or your grocery store.
And the tracks that transaction is complete.
It's a win win for everyone I love that I'll take a Turkey sandwich and the appendectomy.
That'll work better.
You know what -- just polyps did you lose patience when you do this is just a big step and that is a radical departure from the way most people practice medicine.
That it is it is radical.
It's kind of ironic that you pay for -- service and you get it believe it's it's kind of scary that's considered radical but.
We did have several of our Medicare patients decide to go elsewhere because.
Medicare will not allow them and get reimbursed for our service says which is very unfortunate.
And some of our folks that have HMOs.
Were very strict.
Rules they were not able to get referrals.
From me because I'm not contract it with them.
But what we're seeing is people that have no insurance whatsoever high deductibles.
Are actually thrilled I'm seeing people now that haven't seen a doctor in years because they couldn't afford it before.
But an -- -- hearing -- -- you have a similar but a little different approach people pay.
An annual fee.
And then they access into a network it's like -- -- medicine something that I predicted five years ago would be the coming thing and it has been.
When when a person pays the feet I guess his monthly or annual what does that access them to.
We realize when doctor amber and I started our clinic we realize that the health care system is irreparably broken and we have to throw as much value as possible.
Apps that membership so what that actually it fails them is truly unlimited access.
Office visits home visits.
Work visits and even technology visits which are cell phone calls texting email Skype Twitter.
You also get access to.
Wholesale medications and lab work add up to 95%.
Discount -- 95%.
I think what it normally would be.
And -- debt that's -- right discount that a huge.
We have some that for example.
Cholesterol tests may be charged sort of sixty to ninety dollars we -- three.
Because that's what it costs us.
For free as well there included so if you need any KG.
You don't have to worry if I'm gonna make -- five dollars doing it.
I'm gonna do it if it needs to be done and it cost me forty cents in little electrode pads to do it so.
If I need to put stitches and we also do that for free did that just a couple days ago for a little boy.
Strep throat testing your analysis.
Anything we can do in the office is included to make that membership more valuable.
But to be honest what's really.
-- the part of the system that was really broken was insurance.
Ends we decided to get out of it.
But we realize that insurance is still necessary so what we've been able to do here in Kansas and hopefully on a grander scale.
Because our model is affordable to the masses by design.
We've worked with insurance companies locally.
To write custom designs.
High deductible insurance policies that have saved.
-- in fact saved one family -- thousand dollars a month with the membership of our clinic.
And one small company here in Wichita stood to get back approximately a quarter million dollars in the first year utilizing an Erisa plan.
-- one of the local companies even has.
Seen what we can save them and they will count our membership towards the deductible.
So now your -- working twice as hard for you it's just amazing what you can do when -- utilize the free market.
Seeing people say that were radical.
Mechanics work for cash pharmacists veterinarians.
Electricians plumbers there's no reason that physicians can't do the same.
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