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Bleak future of primary care access

healthcareBy Richard Young, M.D. – Special to the Star-Telegram, 09/22/14

Unfortunately, we have a preview in Dallas-Fort Worth and other communities of the effects of failed policies of Medicare/Medicaid, state government and insurance companies in how they value medical services and how they poorly support the first-contact primary care system.

Freestanding emergency rooms are popping up all over DFW like mushrooms after a hard rain.

If you were thinking about opening a healthcare business and you could get paid $1,500 in one facility or $100 in another for the same service, which facility would you invest in?

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