Primary care doctors dropping insurance

The Consumerist points to an article about primary care physicians going to cash-only practices. They cite one that charges a $4500 annual retainer.

Interesting to read the comments, which is not surprisingly generating some polarizing views.

More patients will be faced with whether to follow their doctor to non-traditional primary care models. As cash-only practices continue to generate media attention, the public will revolt as their already limited access to traditional generalist care is dwindling. Hopefully their voices will be loud enough to incite change.

That’s important as those in charge listen to voters, not doctors.

topics: primary care, cash only