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If not universal care, how about universal primary care?

Wall Street Journal (blog), November 4, 2008

As the financial crisis drags on, the prospects for universal healthcare in the U.S. seem to be dimming—but what about narrowing our expectations to universal primary care? In a comment published online by the Lancet, four physicians with the American Academy of Family Physicians argue that more attention should be paid to the dwindling ranks of primary-care docs. "What we really need in this country is universal access to primary care," they write, and suggest some steps to bolster physicians' interest in primary care.