I’m a health insurance agent but I don’t have health insurance. The irony isn’t lost on me or my clients. My job is to guide people on selecting a health insurance plan, but I also remind them that health insurance and health care are not the same thing. My health care is direct primary care. It’s great and affordable for everybody, but especially those who don’t have insurance or are on a high-deductible plan.
I first heard about direct primary care when my former employer offered it along with a high deductible insurance plan. When I left my job, I also lost my health insurance. Direct primary care worked so well for my family and myself, as well as being the most affordable option, so we stuck with it. I can get an appointment or talk with my doctor very easily, even day-of or after hours and weekends. I love the ability to call or text. My doctor is there for me and she always takes her time. She knows me. We have an established relationship.
Being married with two kids, we’re busy and things come up all the time. It’s nice to know we have somebody who gets us and takes care of us when we need it. I can’t see how people like me wouldn’t want a valuable service like this. If more people knew about it, I think it would be more mainstream. I guess that’s my job!
Dawn is a health insurance agent who doesn’t have health insurance. She’s a busy mother of two and the affordability and accessibility of DPC fits perfectly into her family’s life.