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  •  The need to build up the health care provider (1+ / 0-)
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    infrastructure is often passed over in our discussions of reforming our health care system.  We may currently have enough health care providers to meet the needs of those currently insured or otherwise covered, but we will certainly need far more primary care providers if access to health care actually becomes universal.

    This shortfall underscores the extent to which millions of uninsured or under insured Americans currently do without routine preventive care.  Emergency rooms should not have to serve as primary care facilities.

    "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed." -- Mark Twain

    by ovals49 on Fri May 22, 2009 at 05:10:18 AM PDT

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