Does the WA State Legislature view Direct Primary Care favorably?

/Does the WA State Legislature view Direct Primary Care favorably?

Does the WA State Legislature view Direct Primary Care favorably?

Yes. Within the introduction to RCW 48.150 is found the following: “Direct patient-provider practices, in which patients enter into a direct relationship with medical practitioners and pay a fixed amount directly to the health care provider for primary care services, represent an innovative, affordable option which could improve access to medical care, reduce the number of people who now lack such access, and cut down on emergency room use for primary care purposes, thereby freeing up emergency room facilities to treat true emergencies.”

Does my DPC membership fee count against my deductible? Not for now, because subscription membership primary care did not exist when the IRS created their list of recognized medical expenses. Currently, there are separate bills in both U.S. House and U.S. Senate that would allow DPC membership fees to be recognized a medical expense by the IRS. The DPC community is optimistic one of these will pass. This would allow, amoung other things, a person to use an HSA account to pay their monthly DPC membership fee. Stay tuned.

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