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Declining US doctor visits: A product of social decay and the assault on health care

4 October 2012 The US Census Bureau reported this week that between 2001 and 2010, the average number of doctor visits by individuals aged 18 to 64 fell by nearly 20 percent, from 4.8 visits to 3.9 visits. The report is the latest evidence of a sharp decline in access to health care for millions of Americans. The economic situation

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Self-Financing that Works for the Poor

By Estrella Gutiérrez Arely Domínguez, right, and other members of El Guapo at the inauguration of the bankomunales exhibit. Credit: Estrella Gutiérrez/IPS CARACAS, Oct 2 2012 (IPS) – “We were used to losing, so a group of us said to ourselves: let’s lose something here,” said Carmen Caravallo, describing the start of a “bankomunal”, a self-managed microfinance fund based on

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