When Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for his fourth term as president, did he and his doctor conceal the fact that he had elevated blood pressure, congestive heart failure and terminal cancer? It appears so.
Even with health reform, access to care to get worse, not better: “The American Medical Association estimates the country will be short 85,000 doctors in primary care, cardiology, oncology and general surgery by 2020.”
Going to an urgent care center or a doc-in-the-box to avoid higher-priced hospital emergency care? Surprise: You may get billed by the hospital anyway.