Michael A. Ciampi, M.D. is a family physician practicing in South Portland. Being frustrated with the dysfunctional state of insurance and government-directed health care, he became a pioneer in the Direct Primary Care movement, opening one of the first DPC practices in New England in 2014. Since then, dozens of physicians have followed his example and now work directly for their patients rather than insurance company middlemen. He is an active advocate for free-market healthcare reforms. Dr. Ciampi is a cofounder of the national Direct Primary Care Alliance, president-elect of the New England DPC Alliance, and a healthcare policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.
I am gravely concerned about provisions in LD 2117 which would mandate that...