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Marcus Welby, M.D. Had it Right: House Calls Save Money and Improve Care

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While the costs of caring for people with multiple chronic diseases are high now, they will be astronomical in the future. According to that same Hopkins study, the number of Americans with one or more chronic diseases will reach 157 million by 2020 -- up from 145 million in 2009 -- and almost half of them will have multiple chronic diseases.

With numbers like that facing us, we clearly need more doctors like Bruce Kinosian who see the wisdom of going back to the future to deliver care in the setting that makes the most economic and humane sense -- the home.

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for 20 years, Wendell Potter worked as a senior executive at health insurance companies, and saw how they confuse their customers and dump the sick -- all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors.
Wendell Potter is an Analyst at the Center for Public Integrity; Former insurance company executive; Author of Deadly (more...)
 
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