Direct primary care (DPC) has been promoted as a way for consumers to save money on primary care services, since there are usually no co-pays or deductibles. By not accepting insurance payments, DPC providers avoid the overhead and complexity of dealing with insurers.
Both Wisconsin and Illinois inaugurated new governors in recent weeks. Those new governors are picking top health policy leaders and beginning to dig into the work of transforming campaign promises into policy proposals. This synopsis of the new leaders in both states shares some early positions they — and their counterparts in the legislative branch — have staked out on health policy issues of interest to members of The Alliance.