• Investing in Primary Care is Essential to Achieve State Goals - and How Investments are Structured is Crucial

    1 month ago - By Center for Health Care Strategies

    As a nation, we underinvest in primary care. Only about six percent of total health care expenditures in the U.S. are for primary care activities, compared to peer countries that average 14 percent. This underinvestment leads to poor and inequitable health outcomes. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently put it best : “high-quality primary care requires committing to pay primary care more and differently given its capacity to improve population health and health equity.” And policymakers across the country are beginning to agree, as shown by efforts in 13...
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