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Many uninsured struggle to get primary care appointments, study finds

A study in Health Affairs found that people without health insurance struggle to secure primary care appointments, particularly those who are unable to pay in full at the time of the visit. Researchers found that about 80% of uninsured patients willing to pay in full were able to obtain an appointment with a primary care provider, while just 1 in 7 who needed to pay over time could secure a doctor's appointment in 2012-2013 and 2016.

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