Here lies one of the crucial news topics that may never be probed by a hard-hitting, progressive independent news outlet if TNS is unable to reach its pledge goal...
A study released by the American Academy of Family Physicians has found that the country, and five states in particular, will face a shortage of primary-care physicians in the coming years.
Most newspapers said the decline arises from medical students choosing lucrative specialty fields over general medicine, and cited the AAFPâ€™s solution to the problem â€“ higher medicare payments for general physicians.
But TNS would not have forgotten to mention this glut might also be a result of the American Medical Associationâ€™s capping of medical school graduates â€“ a fact by the mainstream media in the past but ignored now. And rather than relay the AAFPâ€™s goal of increasing reimbursements, we would have asked health policy experts what the real solutions to this problem are.
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