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The only doctor in town

Ben Edwards is the only doctor in Post, Tex. In fact, he's the only doctor in Garza County, which spans almost 900 square miles. The health-care needs of his entire community fall to him, but there are only so many hours in the day. This is where health-care reform runs into a small-town reality: Even if you have insurance, you need someone to treat you.

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The only doctor in town
Article | POST, TEX. -- Another morning at the clinic. Far away in Washington, the debate over health-care reform drags on, while here in barren West Texas, Ben Edwards is moving fast. He grabs the chart for his next patient, his ninth of the day, and enters Exam Room 5, where Alma Lopez, 51, waits to see ...

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