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Doctors Express hopes to franchise urgent care in U.S.

USA Today, July 13, 2009
At a time President Obama is pressing Congress to radically overhaul the nation's healthcare system with an eye to affordable insurance for everyone, a company called Doctors Express is trying to launch the nation's first urgent-care franchise. The company applies a model often associated with fast food and car repair to centers that would deliver affordable, non-emergency treatment to almost anyone who walks in.