State insurance commissioner issues direct primary care memo

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By: Peter Christian

State Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale issued a memorandum stating that direct primary care provider agreements are non-insurance healthcare options.

“Montanans should have as many options on the table as possible to meet their health care needs as they see fit,” Rosendale said. “Direct primary care is yet another way for consumers to access routine, preventative, or preliminary health care. These agreements between patients and their doctors are not insurance products, and will not be regulated by my office as insurance. While direct primary care provides a good alternative for many people seeking routine or basic health care treatment, it’s important for Montanans to have insurance coverage for major and unexpected health care costs,”

Rosendale emphasized that President Trump recently issued an Executive Order to extend the short term policies from 90 days to 365 days.

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