A shortage of primary-care physicians is an obstacle to universal health coverage in Vermont

“‘If the state reimburses similar to Medicaid – currently Medicaid pays about 53 percent of what Blue Cross pays – you will not attract physicians to Vermont,’ he said. ‘But if a new state-administered plan provides adequate reimbursement Â… it could make Vermont an attractive place to practice.'”

The bottom-line is money. Physicians will come if there is adequate reimbursement. That is reality.

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