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First in New Series of Reader-Friendly Guides to Health Reform Focuses on Primary Care

To help people make sense of the many changes taking place in the U.S. health care system—and how they are likely to affect individuals, families, and businesses—The Commonwealth Fund is developing a series of short, jargon-free publications for sharing by all.

The first in the series—Primary Care: Our First Line of Defense—explains why primary care is so fundamental to patients and to a "healthy" health system. It looks at the medical home model of primary care, payment reforms designed to ensure people get the care they need to stay healthy and productive, and ways in which the Affordable Care Act is helping to strengthen primary care. Look for more briefs in this series in the coming weeks and months.

We encourage you to share these publications with your friends, family, and colleagues. Organizations are also welcome to post the briefs on their websites; we can even help distribute copies to your members. Email [email protected] if you're interested in exploring opportunities for dissemination.

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