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“Not on Banker’s Hours”: How Primary Care Differs in the Netherlands and the U.S.

How Primary Care is Different in the U.S. and the Netherlands

Primary care is the bedrock of a health care system that works. For most people, seeing a doctor regularly can help prevent small medical concerns from turning into full-blown emergencies.

For the next episode of The Dose podcast, we hear from Los Angeles Times reporter Noam Levey, who recently wrote about the differences between the primary care systems in the United States and the Netherlands through the eyes of two doctors, one working in each country.

Las diferencias entre blancos y negros en problemas de acceso relacionados con los costos se han reducido tanto en los estados donde hubo expansión como en los que no la hubo, pero de manera más significativa en aquellos donde la hubo.

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Los hispanos tanto en los estados donde hubo expansión como en los que no la hubo, reportaron tasas modestamente más altas en cuanto a tener un proveedor de atención médica habitual, mientras que los adultos blancos mantuvieron en gran medida sus altas ta

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All groups are experiencing fewer financial barriers to accessing care, with black and Hispanic adults showing the largest reduction.

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Although Hispanic adults in both groups of states reported lower uninsured rates and reduced disparities, the gains were larger in Medicaid expansion states.

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Black adults in expansion states are now almost as likely as white adults in those same states to have a usual source of care.

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Las tasas de adultos sin seguro han disminuido para todos los grupos desde 2013, y las disparidades se han reducido significativamente entre blancos, negros e hispanos.

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Los adultos negros que viven en estados con expansión actualmente tienen menos probabilidades de no estar asegurados que los adultos blancos que viven en estados sin expansión.

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