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Elcano Blog - Análisis y reflexiones sobre política internacional | Analyses and debates on international politics Overcoming barriers to building a direct primary care practice Dave Chase | Physician | September 2, 2011 The federal health reform bill included a little-noticed clause allowing for Direct Primary Care (DPC) models to be a part of the state health exchanges. I believe this will fundamentally alter the health insurance market and is leading to what I call a “Do it Yourself Health Reform” movement. That little-noticed clause (item #3 in 1301(a) of HR 3590) should have the effect of massively spreading the DPC model throughout the country. Despite the fact that half of primary care doctors say they’d leave medicine if they had an alternative and the New York Times reports on a family physician who can’t give away his practice, primary care physicians are understandably concerned about making the move to a different practice model. As Dr. As an entrepreneur, I have had to become a buyer of healthcare. Less time (zero if fully transitioned away from insurance-centric primary care) spent dealing with insurance headaches. Legal concerns.

Inter-American Dialogue Developing a Progressive Mobile Strategy CIPE Development Blog | Strengthening democracy through private enterprise and market oriented reform Sparking Debate on Economic Policy in Nepal Samriddhi wins an award at the Asia Liberty Forum in Kuala Lumpur. By Sarita Sapkota, Samriddhi In the annual Asia Liberty Forum in Malaysia this year, Atlas Network presented the Asia Liberty Award to Samriddhi for its ‘Econ-ity’ initiative. These reform efforts include pressuring the government to remove the minimum investment requirement in its recent foreign investment policies to allow small entrepreneurs to receive smaller investments and technology transfer from foreign companies as well as the establishment of a hydropower trade agreement with India that creates a more optimistic environment for investors in the sector. Read More… Democracy That Delivers Podcast: #7 Sameer Lalwani on Security Issues in South Asia Sameer Lalwani (center) with podcast hosts Ken Jaques and Julie Johnson. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on your Android device. Listen to past episodes of our show here. Like this podcast? Photo: BURN Clean Cookstoves

Francisco Tudela | Sitio web relaciones internacionales, política internacional, política exterior, relaciones exteriores E-International Relations — the world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics Civic Innovations | The Future is Open - Transform assessment, transform education Stanford Law Review