Health Care Club
POSTED: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 6:50pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 4:50am
TYLER - Government experts say soon around 30 Million new patients will be added to insurance because of the health care law. And 4 Million new patients could be right here in Texas.
More people needling the doctor and more doctors quitting the business or opening up their own private health clubs...equals a doctor shortage.
They call it the gated community of medicine.
A concierge of primary care if you will and thousands of doctors across the country are doing it.
Dr. Hope Short says some advantages of concierge medicine include same day appointments and 24 hour care.
She says with Congress looking to cut Medicare reimbursements 21%...it leaves some doctors with no other option.
Most of the private health care clubs charge upwards of $1,000 a month.
There can also be yearly fees.
What do you think about this?
Jessica Wilson / KETKnbc.com