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PHYSICIAN SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

A study out of Indiana University says 59% of doctors support national health insurance, up ten percentage points over the last five years. Dr. David Himmelstein, with Physicians for a National Health Program, says "doctors see a crisis, not just for uninsured patients, but for insured patients, physicians and nurses as well." The report, in today's Annals of Internal Medicine, is based on a survey of 2, 193 doctors. It finds that 55% of physicians support incremental reforms, which the report says includes tax incentives tied to employee coverage and insurance mandates.

This program aired on March 31, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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