"Obama-care" Has New Opponent: Mesa-Based "No Insurance Club"
Chad Harris, chief executive officer for Mesa-based No Insurance Club, says that his company holds the solution for healthcare in this country; paying for a certain amount of care upfront.
"What spawned it was people wanted to have a fixed price for a certain basket of visits -- once a month, say -- and certain baskets of services -- like strep, EKG, cholesterol, physicals -- all bundled for one price per year," Harris says.
Harris says annual "packages" offered by the clinic are often less expensive than a monthly insurance premium, and that there are no co-pays or deductibles.
The plan actually is pretty inexpensive. An individual only pays $480 a year for 12 visits, and families pay $680 for 16 visits. The package includes immunizations and blood work, and offers prescriptions through a contract with Pharmalink for less than $4.
The "No Insurance Club" Web site actually makes it seem more like you're buying car insurance than medical coverage, and uses the slogan: "No co-pays, no deductibles, no premiums. Pre-existing condition? NO PROBLEM!"
Hard to believe: a doctor who sees terminal cancer as "no problem!"
Unfortunately for Harris, he's too late. We already have a "No Insurance Club" in America; It consists of roughly 20 percent of the population.