Lansing, Mich. — State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, in cooperation with the Michigan chapter of the Free Market Medical Association and the Michigan State Medical Society, hosted a public Free Market Health Care Town Hall in Northville on Wednesday to share opportunities for higher quality, lower-cost health care solutions in Michigan.
“Against a backdrop of skyrocketing health care premiums and plummeting coverage options, many employers and individuals are looking for better ways to meet their health care needs,” Sen. Colbeck said. “We would like citizens in Michigan to be aware of free-market options that have been demonstrated to save employers up to 60 percent while delivering excellent care.”
The Town Hall focused on free-market loopholes within the Affordable Care Act, such as direct primary care services and self-funded insurance plans that can ultimately increase the quality of care provided, while lowering costs.
Presenters included Dr. Chad Savage of YourChoice Direct Care, who spoke about the advantages of Direct Primary Care Services; Ms. Theresa McIntosh, who spoke about self-funded insurance opportunities for employers; and Sen. Colbeck, who spoke about the health care landscape in Michigan and options for improved care.
“Michigan has the potential to lead the way in free market health care reform and restore medicine to its intended purpose, i.e., caring for patients. We have a dedicated group of physicians and insurance experts who are demonstrating that such an approach is not only more humane, but also reduces costs for employers and taxpayers alike,” Sen. Colbeck said.
A video recording of the event can be viewed at www.SenatorPatrickColbeck.com.
For a listing of upcoming Town Halls across the state, please visit the Health Care Town Halls section at www.senatorpatrickcolbeck.com/health-care-town-halls/. Interested in hosting a Free Market Town Hall in your community? Contact Sen. Colbeck’s office at (517) 373-7350.