Tag Archive: Healthcare

Distorting the Market, Discouraging Care

Blog · June 15, 2017

If a competitor state were to devise a plan to cripple South Carolina’s ability to deliver quality healthcare, what might that scheme look like? Create barriers to entry and expansion in the healthcare market. Check. Limit healthcare consumer choice. Check. Stifle healthcare innovation. Check. Distort markets by thwarting competition. Check. Fail to control costs, improve

Direct Primary Care: “Innovating Backwards”

Fast Facts · 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