October, November and December 2013 have been rough months for all Americans. The effects of the Affordable Care Act are having some predictable effects on our health system. In addition to what has happened, unknown secondary effects are still boiling below the surface of health reform.
Many Americans are concerned about the viability and even the enrollment process for the Affordable Care Act.
Some of these patients will seek out alternative methods to obtain acute or even routine necessary health care. Cash will become a new source for paying your doctor.
In the midst of the Obamacare fiasco, direct payment and concierge practices are an alternative, and perhaps a necessity to obtain health covereage, even for the short term.
For every great challenge there are also great opportunities, such as direct payment practice. However caution is a necessity.