Millennials drop primary care docs

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Primary care doctors may be the latest addition to the list of items millennials are ditching, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Researchers found that 45% of 18- to 29-year-olds surveyed had no primary care provider, compared to 28% of 30- to 49-year-olds, 18% of 50- to 64-year-olds and 12% of people 65 years and older. A 2017 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found similar results, Kaiser Health News reports. One possible reason for the shift? Younger people don’t want to wait days to see a doctor. They prefer faster service at clinics.


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