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A Threat to Care: More Information and Resources Direct Contracting Entities

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

Learn more about Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) — private middlemen attacking public health care in the U.S., including Connecticut — with this video conversation between M4ACT's Ronna Stuller and Sivan Amar, Physicians for a National Health Plan's Marilyn Vaché, and the Green Party's Dr. Claire Cohen:

Medicare For All CT's Holly Hackett and Ronna Stuller also discussed DCEs with Yale medical student Justin Halloran, the Green Party's Dr. Justin Paglino, and One Payer States President Chuck Pennacchio on the Tom Ficklin Show:

Listen up!

The Medicare For All Podcast also has a great episode about DCEs: what they are, how they work, and why they're a problem. It also features Dr. Cohen. Listen here:

Opposition in Congress

Read more about U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal and other lawmakers' opposition to DCEs:

“Direct Contracting Entities pose a threat to patient care and outcomes due to the encroachment of profit-driven organizations on their care,” said the lawmakers. “We ask that you permanently end the programs and coordinate the transition of traditional Medicare beneficiaries currently in these programs back into the traditional Medicare model by July 1, 2022.”
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