Ac­cess de­nied

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

We are in an era when chronic health con­di­tions, such as di­a­betes and hy­per­ten­sion, are on the rise while ac­cess to af­ford­able med­i­cal care de­liv­ered by physi­cians re­mains un­avail­able to mil­lions (“AAFP op­poses re­tail clin­ics han­dling dis­ease man­age­ment,” Late News, March 1, p. 4).

Nurses have been re­spond­ing and re­tool­ing since the mid-1960s to ex­pand ac­cess to health­care, in­clud­ing se­lect med­i­cal ser­vices, hop­ing to close the many gaps in the U.S. health­care sys­tem. It is dis­ap­point­ing to hear that an es­teemed group such as the Amer­i­can

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