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Doctor: Primary healthcare needs fixing before universal care can work

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 26, 2008
The demand for family physicians is expected to surge by 2020, when the nation will need 140,000 family physicians, according to statistics from the American Academy of Family Physicians. If all Americans get health coverage as promised by politicians, 47 million uninsured Americans will need health coverage. Now people should be concerned about whether the supply of primary care doctors is up to the task, says Wall Street Journal columnist Benjamin Brewer, MD.