Higher 2017 Health Care Premiums Lead to New Interest in Alternative Healthcare Options Including Direct Primary Care and Health Sharing Plans

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Direct primary care practice, Elevated Health, offers affordable “concierge care” to Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego residents, independent of rising health care premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs.

Californians can expect an increase of over 13% on health plans purchased through Covered California in 2017. With the rise in pricing and a decrease in plan options caused by insurers pulling back from the marketplace, many patients have begun searching for alternatives to traditional insurance-led healthcare plans.

Huntington Beach, CA direct primary care (DPC) practice, Elevated Health, is currently accepting new patients to their small, personalized practice. DPC through Elevated Health offers a unique dynamic where patients have unlimited, direct access to a board-certified physician, Dr. Matthew Abinante, free or discounted in-office services, and steep negotiated discounts on medications and off-site services. Unlike traditional healthcare plans, DPC membership pricing is a flat rate determined by age.

Direct primary care does not currently qualify as insurance, according to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), however, patients can remain compliant to ACA regulations and still save up to 30% on insurance costs by selecting a high-deductible plan and an HSA that can be used to pay for DPC, or by joining a health share plan which may subsidize a DPC membership (such as http://www.libertydirect.org)

Dr. Matthew Abinante is board certified in Family Medicine. He received his DO and MPH degrees from Touro University in California. “Direct primary care allows us to really care for our patients individually and personally, without involving insurance in treatment decisions,” Explained Dr. Abinante, founder of Elevated Health. “We are committed to offering the best, most personal care available in Southern California.”

To learn more about direct primary care through Elevated Health, visit http://www.elevatedhealth.md or contact the office by phone at 714-916-5210.

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