Robert S. Berry, MD
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Berry R.; Physician Support for Covering and Caring for the Uninsured. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:244. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-3-200408030-00023
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(3):244.
TO THE EDITOR:
Dr. Kellermann's editorial on physician support for covering the uninsured (1) was flanked by 2 events that will probably do more to improve health care for the uninsured than the numerous position papers promoting universal health coverage. On 6 November 2003, a front-page Wall Street Journal article publicized the growing movement in insurance-free medical clinics (IFMCs), featuring ours as an example (2). On 8 December 2003, health savings accounts (HSAs) were signed into law. The former will provide Americans choosing the latter with lower health care costs. Overhead at practices such as ours runs about one third that of more conventional clinics, primarily because we do not process any medical claims.
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