Primary Care All Night Long

Another benefit of out-of-pocket medical care:

"In the city that never sleeps, we don't either," read ads plastered on the outer walls….The clinic promises more personalized, attentive late-night care than understaffed hospitals, and the continuity of primary-care physicians rather than a rotating cast of residents….

Uninsured people pay a $125 fee for the first visit and $65 for subsequent visits, with discounts available depending on income….

The clinic takes private health insurance and Medicare for the elderly, but not Medicaid for the poor.

Full story here.

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  1. Kevin says:

    More evidence that we can have a real market for primary care – so long as the health insurers are bit players and not dictating the structure of care.

  2. Vicki says:

    John, you have three posts today on ways that innovative people are challenging traditional care and traditional ways of paying for care. Bravo!

    This is the only blog site I know of where you get this out-of-the-box thinking.

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  5. Raunak says:

    Bottom line is this Health Insurance is expensive. Hospitals ovrgahcere and bill in favor of themselves. The insurance is so complicated and confusing, that no one really knows for sure what is covered and what isn’t. And when people try to understand the rules, they end up doing it wrong because it is so complicated to understand. But make sure as a minimum that you get something that is going to protect your family in case of a major accident or illness. Most likely, you’d pay a deductible and the rest of the bill should be covered by insurance. What cost so much is all the options, such as outpatient care, pharmancy, maternity, etc. I recommend Health Net, but the only problem with them is that they charge a co-pay for preventative care, whereas most others do not.