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November 05, 2013


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This is a HUGELY important issue that gets 0.000001 attention. Our biggest structural problem in health care is an overabundance of specialists and subspecialists vs. primary care docs. That skew is the direct result of compensation being heavily tilted toward specialists and sub-specialists -- on the basis of the secret votes of a private body almost completely dominated by organizations representing specialists and sub-specialists.

We need more primary care docs, fewer specialists. So specialists can't continue to set reimbursement rates that favor them over primary docs.

Please ask Brad DeLong to try to stir up Austin Frakt et al and bring this issue to a wider audience? Calling Ezra and Chris Hayes! Though this is an issue that makes even wonks dizzy with the wonkery of it all.

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