The “Idaho Direct Primary Care Act” SB1062 sponsored by Senator Steven Thayn and myself has been signed into law. The Act authorizes an alternate model for patients to receive low cost, personal primary medical and dental care, based upon a low monthly fee rather than a fee for service. Service includes convenient in-person, phone and email consultation without insurance company involvement or government madates. Most DPC contracts include discount lab, pharmacy and other services. Costs are lower due to the elimination of expensive insurance and government related paperwork. It is medical care like it used to be, just between the patient and the physician. A few physicians have already opened DPC practices in Idaho and the trend is growing. Here is a link to an article describing direct medical care in more detail.