Have you missed me? Regardless, I’ve missed me. Somewhere in this life I’ve become “too busy” to do anything. When people ask how I’m doing, “busy” is a word I use often. I AM busy. We all are. But, I love to write; so, I’m going to make an effort to be more vocal (can you imagine?) and speak up more. There are so many incredible changes happening in my world every day and I am excited to share them with you. Truthfully, my mind races with everything that needs to be done and all of the optimism upcoming. I enjoy talking with my patients, but I want you to have the access you need even more to the thought process that goes through my head. It’s going to be a journey, particularly as we round the corner of the changes in the cost of healthcare this fall.
The major carriers: BCBS, Cigna, and United Healthcare, are expected to raise the costs of premiums by 40-60%. BCBS of TN is claiming a $500 million loss over the past 3 years. Just this week the TN state insurance commissioner forecasted the upcoming demise of Obamacare plans that will be available to people. What does this mean for you? Well, if you’re like me, it means you’ll be scrambling for a new plan that is more affordable in a couple of months
Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to read my Facebook page on some of the upcoming changes we’re planning for January 2017. While the details have yet to be revealed, this information is coming soon and I think you’ll be pleased with what you see. The solo family practice doctor is unfortunately becoming a thing of the past, but the quickly emerging sustainability of Direct Primary Care is saving the day for many.