No matter what paths the current administration explores to get more physicians to choose and remain in primary care, there is keen interest in what America’s physicians have to say about the matter. Dr. Nielsen watched Congressional staffers scurrying in and out of his meeting and taking copious notes on what the doctors and other stakeholders had to say. They implied that Congress will have a vote on some sort of health care reform within 60 days. It’s not ‘ready, aim, fire’ but just ‘fire.’ My sense is that they know what they do may not be the physician’s first choice, but they’re telling us we shouldn’t worry because whatever is wrong, they’ll fix it as we move forward. This is not very reassuring to physicians, he concluded.
Explore This IssueSeptember 2009
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