Dr. John Muney, president of AMG Medical Group in New York, started a flat rate health care program last September to help many of his patients who were losing their jobs and health coverage or could not afford their own or their employers’ health care plans.
Approximately 15% of his patients have registered for Muney’s $79 a month flat rate health plan, or 500 people. The $79 fee includes unlimited preventive visits, minor surgeries, on site medical services, lab work, and gynecological care.
“Our healthcare system lends itself to abuse, fraud and waste,” he said. “With this model, we’re bypassing all that.”
Muney has receive several complains from New York state insurance authorities stating that he must charge for over head costs and a per visit fee of $33. He knows this fee may deter people from signing up for the program.