Representing internal medicine and related subspecialties.

A letter delivered to the senators applauds them for introducing the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Action, S. 2694, that will extend current-law payment prices under Medicaid for certain primary treatment and immunization providers to at least the level of Medicare through 2016. This can help ensure access to vital primary care solutions delivered by primary care and related subspecialty doctors for many of this nation's most vulnerable citizens, pointed out David A.Cutler, M.D., M.P.H., Peter Westervelt, M.D., Ph.D., Ann Woolfrey, M.D., Stephen Couban, M.D., Gerhard Ehninger, M.D., Laura Johnston, M.D., Richard T. Maziarz, M.D., Michael A. Pulsipher, M.D., David L. Porter, M.D., Shin Mineishi, M.D., John M. McCarty, M.D., Shakila P. Khan, M.D., Paolo Anderlini, M.D., William I. Bensinger, M.D., Susan F. Leitman, M.D., Scott D. Rowley, M.D., Christopher Bredeson, M.D., Shelly L. Carter, Sc.D., Mary M. Horowitz, M.D., and Dennis L. Confer, M.D. For the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network: Peripheral-Bloodstream Stem Cells versus Bone Marrow from Unrelated Donors In the first days of allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation, the only graft source available was bone marrow harvested from the pelvis of a donor under anesthesia.