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While the question over what to do with the Annual Physical has received heightened attention in recent years, the overarching debate has been around for decades. In a way, it's somewhat remarkable that this particular question has remained so constant, even as the actual components of the Annual Physical (and indeed, medicine and primary care as a whole) have changed so drastically over the years. Why is this such an intractable issue? In what ways has this debate evolved, and how has it remained the same? Might we be on the verge of a tipping point due to impending payment and delivery system changes, or is this debate likely to continue into the foreseeable future?