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Forgotten Voices: Doctor advocate (in his own words)

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Forgotten Voices: Doctor advocate (in his own words)

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2017 "Country Doctor of the Year" Dr. Van Breeding  of Whitesburg, KY weighs in on how to treat patients when Medicaid is at risk. With nearly half his patients on the government's low-income health insurance, Dr. Breeding has added new titles to his M.D. - insurance expert, advocate and even a bit of politician - to help his patients get the care they need. He tells the story in his own words.

Other stories in the series include:

Forgotten Voices (Part 1)

Forgotten Voices: Children's health reform

Forgotten Voices: Spiritual health

Forgotten Voices: Health nutrition

NBC News
Friday, November 17, 2017

[This video was originally published by NBC News.]