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The American College of Physicians says the U.S. health care system "is ill and needs a bold new prescription" that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy-based intervention may improve quality of life among patients with diabetes and chronic pain

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes

Peer-delivered program tied to improvements in quality of life, physical activity, pain
The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states
Ageism predicts significantly worse health outcomes

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism
There is near consensus across 30 years of economic analysis of single-payer plans that a single-payer system would reduce health expenditures in the United States

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs
The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change
From 2009 to 2016

Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices

More than double the number of physicians entered than exited large group, hospital-owned practices
Higher levels of perceived stress

Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior

Majority of osteopathic medical students report low sense of personal accomplishment
Physicians spend a considerable amount of time using electronic health records to support care delivery

Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use

Distribution of time spent by providers using EHRs varies considerably within specialty
Foreign-educated health professionals in the United States are overall satisfied with their recruitment experience

Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers

However, survey shows that ethical problems remain, including with breach fees