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McAuliffe to Act on Primary Care Legislation

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Supporters of an emerging subscription-based medical care are hoping Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't veto legislation designed to clarify that the practice is legal and does not need to be regulated like insurance.
The governor has until Friday to either sign or veto the legislation. His spokesman, Brian Coy, has declined to say what McAuliffe's plans are.
Known as direct primary care, patients pay their doctors monthly fees for unlimited primary care.
Conservative lawmakers and outside groups strongly pushed legislation this year that clarifies the model is not insurance, saying it helps those struggling with high insurance deductibles.
Supporters said it helps low-income individuals who struggle with high insurance deductibles. But insurance companies oppose the legislation, saying direct primary care is already legal and the legislation is unnecessary.
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