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  •  I prefer realist over cynic, and I agree (0+ / 0-)

    about improving public health. It's the mechanism that's needed to achieve this that has me concerned. Too many people focusing on failed methods of universal coverage without even beginning to address some of the central issues of public health. I don't know if it adds to my credibility or not (and frankly I don't care), but I taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for years. The primary care physician, the front line in any public health initiative is routinely shafted by Medicare and Medicaid.  It's hard to make a living in primary care.  However, someone coming straight out of their residency in radiology gets $450k plus profit-sharing, all of it approved by medicare. There are tremendous inequities out there with far too much emphasis on insurance and precious little on access, quality and financing.

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