Axios reports on an analysis of heath care records saying that "nearly 1 in 3 patients who received medical care between 2016 and 2022 did not see a primary care doctor."
The fact is, Axios writes, "Primary care providers manage patients' day-to-day health needs and provide preventive care. Evidence shows those visits can drive down costs and improve outcomes. But many people are clearly getting their care elsewhere — if they're getting it at all."
Here's the kicker - and the reason I bring this up. It is a map of the US, posted by Axios, showing the share of patients, by state, who don't have a health care provider.
That's called opportunity, and why so many retailers are looking to grab a share of the primary healthcare market.