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Concierge medicine: ‘If we try it and the costs don’t change, at least the patients served will benefit from greater attention, greater health and fuller lives. That’s not a bad gamble.’

Cutting Health Care Costs With ‘Concierge Medicine’ By Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor, Forbes NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – As a nation, we spent $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making our nation’s health care system the fifth-largest economy […]

MEDPAGE: ‘… Some states (e.g., Massachusetts, Oregon) have considered discouraging growth of concierge medicine via regulation and physician licensing laws.’

By Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today NOVEMBER 12, 2013 – Health outcomes in the U.S. lag behind those of other countries even as the cost of healthcare continued to rise, according to health policy experts. “Despite the increases in resources devoted to healthcare, multiple health metrics, including life […]