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Reform Law Intensifies Push To Better Coordinate Healthcare
Neon Tommy

One of the worst things a 13-year-old girl who weighs 265 pounds could do is miss a doctor’s appointment. Had her doctor not had a special nurse to reach out to her when she didn’t show up a few weeks ago, she could have easily fell through the cracks until her poor health led to something as serious and expensive as hospitalization. Fixing simple slip ups like this could turn out to be one of the major tests of whether the 2010 healthcare overhaul succeeds in lowering spending on healthcare.