The first report card on the state of the nation’s primary health care was released last week, and it’s nothing to brag about. The report comes in response to a 2021 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which called for a scorecard to be developed to monitor — and improve — America’s primary care. Funded by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Physicians Foundation, two nonprofits working on improving health care, it’s designed to offer baseline data for the federal government and state governments in the financing, access, workforce development, and research. Read more.
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