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Volume 8, Number 7
February 17, 2011


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The Doctor Is Out
Market-driven solutions for the shortage of primary-care physicians

Paul Howard, Forbes.com, 2-17-11

Editor's note: This op-ed originally ran on Forbes.com in January 2009. It reviews the growing shortage of primary care physicians, and suggests several market-based solutions. One of those solutions is to expand alliances between physicians and retail clinics (also called limited services clinics) like those offered at Walgreens, CVS, and Wal-Mart. My new report, Easy Access, Quality Care, looks at how one state, New York, could lower barriers to retail clinics and help expand access to basic health care services—but it holds lessons for any state looking to expand affordable health care access.
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News

· Medical Device Recalls and the FDA Approval Process, Zuckerman, D. M., Brown, P., Nissen, S. E., Archives of Internal Medicine, 6-14-11
· Patent Reform Gets Key Support in House, Julian Pecquet, The Hill, 6-14-11
· $4.3 Billion Pledged at Vaccine Fund-Raiser, Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times, 6-13-2011
· Physicians Leaving Practices for health System Employment, Karen Cheung, FierceHealthcare, 6-13-11

More Headlines >>


Commentary

· Marco Rubio takes on 'Medi-scare' Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post, 6-13-11
· 'Vouchercare' Is the Right Name for Medicare Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg, 6-15-11
· Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act
· Can Exchanges Help Consumers Get Good Value Insurance? Depends On Where You Live Sabrina Corlette, Kaiser Health News, 6-15-11
· The ObamaCare Bad News Continues Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, 6-16-11
· ObamaCare's Economic Flaws Doug Holtz-Eakin, Investor's Business Daily, 6-8-11

More Commentary >>


Research

· Why States Are So Miffed about Medicaid — Economics, Politics, and the "Woodwork Effect", Benjamin D. Sommers et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-15-11
· Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, Joanna bisgaier et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-16-11
· Moving Beyond Fee-For-Service: The Case for Managed Care in Medicaid, Michael Ramlet and Carey Lafferty, American Action Forum, 6-14-11
· The New Gold Rush: Prospectors are Hoping to Mine Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry, Health Research Institute, PricewatershouseCoopers, 6-14-11
· Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options, Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk, RWJF, 6-14-11

More Research>>



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SPOTLIGHT

The Doctor Is Out

NEW REPORT!

Easy Access, Quality Care: The Role for Retail Health Clinics in New York
by Paul Howard


INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series


Paul Howard speaks with Howard Husock, VP of Policy Research at the Manhattan Institute, about why retail health clinics, in light of the new healthcare legislation, are so important to avoiding a crisis in care in New York State and nationally.

Click here to listen to the podcast

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