•What is PPC and how is it different from an insurance plan?•
Patient/Physician Cooperatives (PPC), established in 2005, is a non-profit organization of patients, physicians and member representatives. PPC is not an insurance product or discount program; it is a group of pateints and physicians who have joined together to have access to affordable, basic health care through mutual support.
•How does the program work?•
Through the concept of cooperative purchasing, the members function as a group to obtain access to health care and association group insurance at affordable prices. Primary or basic medical care services are provided to members with no co-payments or $25 co-payments for primary care, lab and imaging. There are no health qualifications. Currently, members may select from more than 100 primary care physicians. Each member signs a monthly payment plan agreement with a primary care provider through which the availability of the physician and his or her services are paid in full. Primary care physicians are located at convenient locations throughout the greater Houston area, Dallas-Ft Worth Metro, Portland, Oregon, and Norman Oklahoma.
The PPC is sponsored by 501(c)(3) charity Tomorrow’s Bread Today.