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The influence our profession has on the lives of our patients is vast, and our efforts to transform society are far-reaching. Optimizing patient access to physical therapy care is often on the forefront of our minds, both as engaged APTA members and as attentive rehabilitation providers who contribute to the larger U.S. health care system.

Even with these endeavors, there remains a substantial subset of patients who are at a disadvantage in experiencing the meaningful impact of physical therapy. They're the individuals in our society who are underinsured and uninsured; the members of our communities who, for a variety of reasons, are deprived of the peace of mind of health care access.

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