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Concierge Medicine Pros and Cons and a Little History

Aug 30, 2018

If you remember the time when physicians made house calls it was a period in American healthcare where the relationship between doctor and patient was both medical and economic. During the era of house-calls you received your services directly from your doctor and you paid for those services directly to your doctor. Along came the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and his “Great Society”.  This aspirational vision began the disconnect on payments for physician services t patient and doctor. In this new emerging aspirational society, everyone was going to have comparable healthcare and both the government and private insurance would be...

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