Health care reform is "dead in the water" without primary care

Toni Brayer: “The AMA has failed primary care and in some ways actively sabotaged it. Medicare (CMS) and Congress have driven the nail in the primary care coffin by underfunding and underpaying primary care for years. The federal government has abdicated responsibility for redesigning Medicare payment policies and these payment practices are carried into the private insurance market, further worsening the problem.”

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