Health care based strictly on free market principles does exist in the United States and is growing, offering excellent care, personalized service, no bureaucracy and incredibly affordable price.

Stethoscope Public domain image/Darnyi Zsóka
Public domain image/Darnyi Zsóka

My guests on Sunday evening’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show demonstrate what can happen when you abstain from the government/health insurance company cartel system that increases costs, decreases quality of care makes paperwork an integral part of a hospital or doctors visit.

In the first half I was joined by Wichita, Kansas family physician, Dr. Josh Umbehr. He operate a Direct Primary Care Clinic, which is essentially a membership service, providing health care at a low cost and exceptional service.

Umbehr discussed how his practice works, services provided and patient and doctor savings. Fascinating stuff you don’t want to miss.

Recommended links: IAmDirectCare and Atlas.MD

In the second half my guest was Dr. Keith Smith with the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. The Center has been posting the prices for surgeries online for seven years. Fees for the surgeon, anesthesiologist and facility are all included in one low price. There are no hidden costs, charges or surprises.

Smith discussed the history of the Surgery Center, how his prices compare with hospitals and other issues related to insurance and government.

Recommended links: Surgery Center of Oklahoma and Free Market Medical Association

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The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease and health news and information, airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at