If you’re covered by Qliance Medical Group you get unlimited care from your doctor for a flat monthly fee — no health insurance necessary.That means you can visit your doctor on one day’s notice as many times as you want and get email answers for your questions late in the night. It also covers advice, basic tests, treatment for chronic conditions, simple emergency procedures and preventative care.
The downside? Qliance doesn’t cover prescriptions or hospital services, and it’s only available in the Seattle area — but it looks like that will change soon.
The company is now getting attention from some heavy hitters in tech with its business model. Founded as a single clinic in 2007, Qliance has now raised more than $13.5 million from investors, including Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and Dell founder Michael Dell, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
The model is called “concierge” health care, formerly reserved for only the ultra-wealthy who could afford to shell out hundreds (or thousands) per month for health care coverage. What sets Qliance apart is that it’s aimed at middle-class households and costs $50-$130 per month, depending on age.
Qliance currently has around 4,000 patients that visit its three clinics and eight doctors, and it’s now looking to partner with insurance companies to help cap out-of-pocket fees that Qliance currently doesn’t cover.
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