The topic of taxes doesn’t always come up in the examining room with patients—but this year, it might. Last year was the first year the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate” required Americans to secure health insurance, which means that this year’s tax season’s could be just a little more complicated for your taxpaying patients.
Primary care is a crucial part of our healthcare system, and some people feel that if primary care doctors were more readily available and affordable, we’d have healthier Americans, fewer Emergency Room logjams, and a healthier economy overall. When Obamacare was first being implemented, there were widespread predictions that the new program would cause a surge in demand for primary care physicians—to the point of possibly crashing the system. Nearly a year later, how are we doing? Read more