A Doctor’s Vision for Medicare (Los Angeles Times)


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1. It should not bankrupt our children. 2. It should not waste money on low-yield medicine. 3. It should recognize the value of having time to talk with your doctor.

Welch is a professor of medicine and of community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, as well as the director of the Center for Medicine and the Media at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Read the full story, published by the Los Angeles Times on 10/16/11.

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