Senators Advance New Health Care Option for State Workers

Stethoscope and document on background of doctors and patient working with laptop

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would offer state employees an alternative health care plan.

The bill that won second-round approval Wednesday would allow the workers to enroll in a direct primary care plan, which minimizes the role of insurance.

Sen. Merv Riepe of Ralston says direct primary care strengthens relationships between doctors and clients and provides practical health care.

The pilot program would allow patients to pay one recurring fee for a variety of primary care visits. They also could purchase additional insurance to pay for other services.

Read the full article at US News.

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