Will Primary Care Disappear by 2026?

Primary care is facing “existential threats,” and primary care clinicians are worried, according to the most recent survey from the Larry A. Green Center and the Primary Care Collaborative. Fully 40 percent of respondents say they worry that primary care will be gone in five years, and 21 percent say they expect to leave primary care within three years. Many clinicians see a role for the federal government in changing policy in primary care. Their top request: Protect primary care as a “common good” that is available to anyone regardless of ability to pay.

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