To cure insurance woes, doctors try prepaid plans
Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
, October 25, 2007
Several hundred doctors across the country are offering flat-rate, pay-in-advance plans that they say cuts costs and boosts care. Proponents of the trend add that it also tackles other problems with U.S. healthcare, including the rapid decline of doctors practicing primary-care medicine and the growing number of uninsured and underinsured.