Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has unveiled a set of health care proposals.
Taylor prefers a system that's gaining popularity among the GOP. Matt Richmond of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports.
Taylor wants to switch to a direct primary care system. Regular doctor visits would be covered by a monthly membership – patients pay a flat monthly fee to a doctor or company who provides the routine services. Insurance plans would become mainly for catastrophic coverage.
Taylor says direct primary care is already proven in some states where it’s being tried.
“This approach has significantly changed the doctor-patient relationship, providing better, more personal health care at lower costs.”
Direct primary care doctors usually do not take insurance, including Medicare or Medicaid.