Direct Primary Care: “Innovating Backwards”

Healthcare
April 28, 2017

What is Direct Primary Care? According to Dr. Jerome Aya-ay, a family-medicine physician with offices in Greenville, Spartanburg and Columbia, Direct Primary Care (DPC) is very simple: “It is a relationship between a patient and their physician.” For a flat, monthly fee (often called membership dues), patients receive preventative and diagnostic medical care. Unlike some

Healthcare Industry Update 2016

Healthcare
August 17, 2016

“Right to Try” and “Volunteer Care” are bipartisan, common sense pieces of legislation drawn from experiences in other states that are aimed at lending a hand to the most vulnerable among us, when they need it most. Below is a brief update explaining how these new laws work. Right to Try In June, Governor Haley

The Right to Try

Healthcare
February 4, 2016

There is a way to provide terminally ill South Carolinians with the safe, FDA approved drugs they need.

King v. Burwell: Obamacare Off-Ramp?

Healthcare
May 13, 2015

The US Supreme Court holds the future of Obamacare in its hands as it decides King v Burwell (and the companion case Halbig v. Burwell). As Obamacare turns five, here is what you need to know about the cases that could open the door to a much-needed reassessment of the currently broken federal healthcare scheme…and the alternative plan that could begin to put South Carolina patients back in charge.

Top 10 Reasons Medicaid Expansion is Bad Medicine for SC

Healthcare
May 19, 2013

Medicaid expansion puts the truly vulnerable at greater risk. Expansion was "paid for" by cutting $716 billion from seniors' Medicare. And in states that have expanded Medicaid, costs are growing faster than revenue, siphoning resources away from education, infrastructure and public safety. It is also driving UP use of emergency rooms as there are proportionally fewer Medicaid providers to go around. Our handy summary lays out 10 key reasons why Medicaid expansion is "fool's gold" - not “free money” - as proponents say.