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Physicians routinely advocate for their patients with insurance companies, hospitals, and specialists, so they should advocate politically as well, a physician argues in a New York Times opinion piece.
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"If my patient with kidney disease loses his health insurance, it would be just as life-threatening as the loss of his medications," writes Danielle Ofri, MD, an associate professor of medicine at New York University and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review.
She notes that physicians may shy away from political action: "Most doctors see an intrinsic distinction between calling an insurance compan...