Archive for October 6th, 2013

San Benito Independent School District Unveils New Health Plan

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

clinic2San Benito Independent School District is embarking on a new health plan that centers around their in-house primary care clinic. Controlled referrals add to plan savings, or at least that is the theory.

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San Antonio Docs: For $25/month and $10 Co-pay I’ll See You Anytime

Sunday, October 6th, 2013


Photo By JENNIFER WHITNEY/Jennifer Whitney/ special to the Express-News

Primary care physician Dr. John Rodriguez examines new patient Natalie Grubb, a hairstylist with no insurance who “jumped at the chance” to sign up for care when she heard how the new plan works. Rodriguez is trying to build a new business model where patients pay $25 per month plus a $10 co-pay per visit, which includes an annual physical exam.

Fed up with increased paperwork, red tape and delays in getting paid by health insurance companies, San Antonio primary-care physicians Simone Norris and John Rodriguez have come up with an offbeat solution: Don’t accept insurance.

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