Kevin Grumbach

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Kevin Grumbach is an American physician, academic and advocate for single-payer health insurance. He is the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Chief of Family and Community Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Grumbach is an outspoken supporter of universal health care, specifically in the framework of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system.[7] He advocates increased focus and funding for primary care and preventative medicine, especially in underrepresented inner-city and rural areas. Grumbach was involved in creating some of the primary care provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Publications[edit]

  • Bodenheimer T, Grumbach K. Understanding health policy: A clinical approach. McGraw Hill-Lange, 4th edition, 2004.
  • K. Grumbach. Fighting hand to hand over physician workforce policy. Health Affairs. Issue: 5. 21: 13-27, 2002.
  • Grumbach, T. Bodenheimer. A primary care home for Americans: Putting the house in order. Journal of the American Medical Association. Issue: 7. 288: 889-893, 2002.
  • Saba GW, Wong ST, Schillinger D, Fernandez A, Somkin CP, Wilson CC, Grumbach K. Shared decision making and the experience of partnership in primary care. Annals of Family Medicine. 4: 54-62, 2006.
  • Grumbach K, Chen E. Effectiveness of University of California postbaccalaureate premedical programs in increasing medical school matriculation for minority and disadvantaged students. Journal of the American Medical Association. 296: 1079-85, 2006.
  • Grumbach K, Mold JW. A health care cooperative extension service: transforming primary care and community health. Journal of the American Medical Association. 24: 2589-91, 2009.
  • Bodenheimer T, Grumbach K, Berenson RA. A lifeline for primary care. New England Journal of Medicine. 360: 2693-6, 2009.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Carl T. (2004-06-06). "Taking the High Road / S.F. General's head of family medicine works toward a day when treatment will be fair for all, not just the privileged few "I will never give up being hopeful that one day we will have a health care system I can say I'm proud of as". Carl T. Hall. SFGate. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. ^ Olen, Helaine (1991-07-03). "Doctor Supply Grows Faster Than Patients Boom could boost U.S. medical bills by $40 billion, but experts say health care will also improve". Los Angeles Times. Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW: DR. KEVIN GRUMBACH DISCUSSES AN OVERSUPPLY OF DOCTORS AND FACILITIES IN THE US TO TREAT PREMATURE AND SICK BABIES (668 words)". All Things Considered. May 16, 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  4. ^ DOUGLAS P. SHUIT (1994-07-10). "Single-Payer Plan for Health Care Sparks Furor Coverage: Estimates on the costs differ widely. The big question is: Are people ready to surrender private insurance cards for a state-run system?". Los Angeles Times. Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Physicians assistants, nurses, family docs more likely to care for underserved.". Health & Medicine Week. August 18, 2003. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Fewer California Doctors Accepting HMO Patients.". San Jose Mercury News. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. December 4, 2002. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Evangelista, Andy (December 2004). "Interview: Kevin Grumbach: Single Minded for Single Payer". UCSF Magazine. Pub.ucsf.edu. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 

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