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Qliance offers middle class concierge health care
San Francisco Chronicle

Jed Aldridge, a retired firefighter in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Wash., can count on his doctor to see him on one day’s notice, spend an hour with him, and answer e-mails late at night. What his doctor won’t do: accept his health insurance.

Aldridge, 63, is among 4,000 patients in the Seattle area who buy their primary care directly from a group of three clinics called Qliance Medical Group. In exchange for monthly fees between $50 and $130, depending on age, Qliance patients can see their doctors as often as they want.