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Why going to the doctor has become harder for many Americans

Season 2023 Episode 84 | 8m 44s

Nearly a third of Americans lack access to primary care services, including routine checkups, while 40 percent of U.S. adults say they’re delaying care or going without because of the financial costs. We hear from people around the country about the barriers they face and then John Yang speaks with Dr. Maya Artandi, a clinical professor of primary care and population health at Stanford University.

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