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doctor with child and mom Doctors, though, are cautioning their patients that there is a gap in the coverage, since the plans are primarily geared toward healthy patients. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The economic impact of COVID-19 has more people considering direct primary care as an alternative to traditional health insurance, especially as more people lose their job.

At Vida Family Medicine in Texas, inquiries about becoming a member have doubled to nearly four a week, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle. Tom Banning, CEO of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and a board member for the Direct Primary Care Coalition, said practices nationwide are reporting an increase in patients during the pandemic.

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Nate Robson

Nate Robson is the executive editor for The National Law Journal. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @Nate_Robson1.

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