Primary Care Shortage - Diminishing With Economic Woes

Distressing article in today's Los Angeles Times  about a primary care physician who found that in the current economic times her volume decreased dramatically, and her patients stopped paying even bills for copayments.  She recently moved from Los Angeles to suburban Washington DC to join a group practice (at a very low salary).   

Consider this a part of the ongoing series "Health Care is Not Recession-Proof."