direct primary


Definition of direct primary

: a primary in which nominations of candidates for office are made by direct vote

Examples of direct primary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was the year the state Legislature passed and the governor signed a law to create a direct primary, open to all residents eligible to vote. Jane Murphy, USA TODAY, "‘The story was democracy works’: How the New Hampshire primary came to prominence," 10 Feb. 2020 United Shore Financial Services has on-site direct primary care doctors and physician assistants for employees at its new headquarters in Pontiac. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "These Detroit doctors help people with no insurance, high deductibles," 6 Aug. 2019 But unlike direct primary care, concierge doctors typically accept insurance. Matthew Perrone,, "Some family doctors ditch insurance for simpler approach," 20 Nov. 2019 Only about 4% of family doctors reported working in direct primary care practices last year, according to a survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Matthew Perrone,, "Some family doctors ditch insurance for simpler approach," 20 Nov. 2019 To address this, both parties adopted direct primaries in the 1970s, and since then primary voters have done the choosing. Robert Rosenkranz, Quartz, "How these well-intended political reforms landed us with Donald Trump," 30 Sep. 2019 Larson declined to name all of the possible ground floor tenants, but did say that Plum Health, a direct primary care provider, and the Build Institute, a nonprofit organization, are two of them. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Old Tiger Stadium apartments are finally done: Here's what they look like," 17 July 2019 In fact, many patients choose direct primary care for financial reasons. Lisa Schencker,, "More doctors embrace membership fees, shunning health insurance," 22 June 2018 Scurato also sees a growing interest in nontraditional medical services like direct primary care practices, doctor's offices that provide medical services including examinations and laboratory testing. Joyce M. Rosenberg, USA TODAY, "As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternatives," 9 Dec. 2017

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Direct primary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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