Is the US Ready for Universal Coverage?

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Never mind the November election or the US Supreme Court. The biggest challenge to President Obama's Affordable Care Act is a shortage of doctors. Will we have to rely on practitioners who require less training and the hope that medical-school graduates will choose specialties that aren't in their own economic interests? Also, US generals meet on Afghan attacks, and Romney, Ryan and the furor over a Republican Senatorial candidate's remarks about abortion in cases of what he called "legitimate" rape.

Banner image: Medical students use the medical simulation center at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, to hone their skills. Photo by Stephanie Bryant/flickr



Warren Olney