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May 14, 2009

Family Practice

Earlier this week, President Obama met with health care industry executives to demonstrate his commitment to reform. But everyone in the industry knows how complicated that reform will be. 

Brenda Arnett grew up watching her father, Dr. Jerry Arnett, become increasing disillusioned with the medical insurance system. He discouraged Brenda from going into medicine, but Brenda became a doctor anyway. She ended up in a multi-doctor practice where she was pressured to see a new patient every ten minutes. Her frustrations with that led her to open her own practice, and make it cash-only - a payment system that completely bypasses insurance. Her father couldn't be more proud. The two doctors talk with Dick Gordon about how the new system is working, and how the experience has changed Brenda's life.

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