Writing in Forbes today, Microsoft veteran and now health care-themed tech startup founder Dave Chase waxes poetic about Direct Primary Care (DPC), something he calls concierge medicine for the masses. More like a gym membership than an insurance plan, its boosters describe it as the antidote to what they consider to be a system that currently overinsures people: Chase obviously is a firm believer in the notion that most health insurance plans pay for too much, like car insurance covering your gas (in the past he's compared it to a hypothetical homeowner's insurance policy that covers the routine servicing of household appliances). Given his faith in this DPC approach, he apparently sees a light at the end of the tunnel: "What looks like a very minor part of Obamacare may prove to be the most important clause to slaying the healthcare cost giant that has crushed family, business and government budgets." His piece is: "David Clause" in Obamacare Ready to Slay the Healthcare Cost Beast: I'm not convinced his argument is particularly strong, but it's an interesting perspective. I suppose we'll see if those arrangements take off.