I explained to her that if this had been a few short years ago, I would have been surprised, but that times have changed. Nevertheless, I was willing to see if we could help her out.
First, I completed a referral form to send to Cornerstone. She was concerned that, due to their ages, she and her husband would find premiums, even for an HSA-compliant plan, unaffordable. I think she was expecting me to pooh-pooh that, but of course I did not (could not). All I could say was that they fine folks at Cornerstone would do the best they could for her.
She had mentioned that they were self-employed, and that her husband was the minister of a small congregation. So I asked if they’d looked into a health care sharing ministry; she said they’d had a very bad experience with one such, and so I dropped that and asked if she was aware of the Direct Primary Care model.
She was intrigued.
So I offered to see if could help connect her with a DPC provider in her area, which was fine with her. I reached out to Dr Rob, of course, but also others I know in that field. Within a few hours I had a handful of leads for her, which I of course passed along.
I’ve asked her to keep me apprised of what she ends up doing; she’s under no obligation to do so, of course, but I’m really curious to see how this turns out. Developments here as they occur.