AAFP's Cain weighs in on postelection issues facing doctors

11/19/2012 | American Medical News (free content)

The re-election of President Barack Obama assured many physicians that health reform is here to stay, but questions about health insurance exchanges continue. AAFP President Jeffrey Cain, M.D., said physicians also are concerned with permanently fixing the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula and extending a temporary pay increase for treating Medicaid patients. "We know if we can give people insurance, even if it's Medicaid, and we give them a primary care physician, they'll be healthier" and less expensive to treat, Cain said.

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