It's no secret that reforming the country's health care system is an important issue in this year's presidential election. According to a recent survey from the New England Journal of Medicine, one out of every five voters sees the 2010 health law as a top priority, but many are also still perplexed by it. That confusion has led about 15,000 physicians and medical students from around the country, working through the grassroots advocacy group Doctors for America, to take on the challenge of explaining the measure to patients and providers.
The group, which first took shape in 2009, launched a bus tour in late August as part of its "Patients Over Politics" campaign. The tour visited points between the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Along the way, its members spoke with more than 5,000 people.
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Source: Kaiser Health News