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It's Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves Time

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Now, with the elections over, the rhetoric about fixing the health care system in America is primed to become reality, and it’s roll-up-your-sleeves time (again). It is incumbent upon us to continue to lobby for the issues that impact not only our ability to practice but also the health care consumer’s choice of provider and access to care. We have already seen a momentous change in the composition of our leadership. Our first African-American president will be inaugurated next month, and there are more women in governing seats than ever before. Maybe, just maybe, during these administrations that are about to begin—on federal, state, and local levels—we will also finally see a parallel change in the recognized and reimbursable composition of our health care providers.

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