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A prescription for change in primary care

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 17, 2008

Wall Street Journal columnist Benjamin Brewer, MD, outlines his proposal that he says will help improve people's health and the U.S. system of care: by having the government give each person $365 of their tax money back to be spent on primary healthcare. That amount could be paid directly to each person's primary care doctor for a year's worth of services, he says, adding that it could allow everyone to contract privately for medical care for themselves with a primary care doctor without government or insurance company red tape.