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What’s new with the PPC?

Great new benefits for our Members!

The PPC is dedicated to providing our members with the best possible care. To this end, we are pleased to tell you about the brand new services now included in our basic coop membership! Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Through PPC’s […]

Playing Moneyball with Doctors

Believe it or not, we can make healthcare cheaper for patients and more lucrative for doctors. Here’s proof. Operation Bon Appetit talks with Don McCormick, founder of the Patients Physicians Cooperative in Houston &  data scientist Fred Trotter.

The Health Insurance Demand Problem

Posted on July 11, 2014 I Written ByKyle SamaniKyle is Founder and CEO of Pristine, a company in Austin, TX that develops telehealth communication tools optimized for Google Glass in healthcare environments. Prior to founding Pristine, Kyle spent years developing, selling, and implementing electronic medical records (EMRs) into hospitals. He also writes for EMR and […]

RX Discounts Worth the PPC Membership

“PPC/PDX has been a great experience for me. Their patient advocacy, discounts on prescription drugs and network of providers is well worth the monthly charge. You get access to whole range of naturopaths, massage therapists, chiropractors, dentists and general medical doctors that truly care about people. PPC provides a platform where patients and health professionals […]

No Insurance Coverage – PPC Fills the Gap

My husband had just lost his job in December 2011. I was employed with a Beaverton Non-Profit, but the organization carried no health insurance for our three eligible employees. Two of the employees were covered by the Oregon Health Plan and I was left without any coverage for myself since I made just a little […]

…Actual care that real people can afford…

First and foremost I like the PPC because it actually provides care that I can afford! I qualify for only a tiny bit of help with my payments under the ACA and I don’t make very much money! (Less than $35,000/yr). The “help” does not bring the ACA costs within my budget. None of the […]

Patient Physician Cooperative

By Nancy Tannler, The Southeast Examiner “In 2011 the Patient/Physician Cooperative (PPC), was founded in Portland by citizens and volunteers  interested in making a positive impact on the health of the uninsured in Oregon. The PPC provides people direct access to basic healthcare needs and routine checkups at an affordable rate. The Southeast Examiner spoke […]

Portland Patient/Physician Cooperative Fills Healthcare Gaps

By Pete Shaw, Portland Occupier “While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has certainly been a boon for many people, particularly those who prior to its passage could not afford health insurance, it is still lacking in many areas. The most glaring of these is that it is not a single payer system, which is the […]

The Vital Compass Herbal Cooperative

The Vital Compass Cooperative herbal medicinary is a local solidarity cooperative founded to meet the needs of the natural medicine community. Our compounding medicinary fills herbal prescriptions for all practitioners of natural medicine and their clients. We carry an extensive inventory of bulk dried herbs, granulated powdered herbs, tinctures, prepared medicines & topicals in an […]

Changes in Health Insurance: What Does It Mean For You?

The passage of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, marked a significant milestone in this country’s approach to healthcare – many are calling this a new era in healthcare. And like many new frontiers, there is much uncertainty and confusion along with excitement and possibility. To help relieve some uncertainty for our members, we have […]