Dear AAPS Members and Friends in South Carolina,
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative practice model that increases patient access to lower-cost, high-quality medical care by cutting out the middlemen who interfere in the patient-doctor relationship and add expense without value.
“More than a quarter of a million Americans are using DPC to access quality health care; … the number of DPC practices has increased from only a handful in the early 2000s to more than 900 as of 2018,” reports Christina Herrin.
Unfortunately, DPC practices are under constant threat of government overregulation that would impede their ability to serve patients.
Rep. Anne Thayer, Rep. West Cox, Rep. Jonathan Hill, and Sen. Michael Gambrell have introduced important legislation in South Carolina to protect Direct Primary Care practices from being improperly regulated as insurance. The House version is H 4169 and Senate version is S 718,
We are asking that you contact your South Carolina legislators to encourage them to support this important legislation.
You can get your message on the way with a couple clicks at:https://p2a.co/kNnEgHI
Thank you for speaking out!