Here is a nice AP article talking about the primary care doctors shortage. In rural Oregon they are barely even keeping the docs they have. One area where it has really become evident is Josephine County. The place has attracted retirees because of the “low taxes, cheap housing, wineries, a symphony and low traffic”, which put it in top 10 lists for retirement communities. Maybe in the future these top 10 lists should put family doctor availability as criteria instead of wineries? And where is the AARP with all their power? Maybe it is time for them to demand a method (more pay) to increase the amount of primary care doctors in this country!
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