Massachusetts and emergency overcrowding

Massachusetts’ emergency departments are overflowing with newly-insured patients. Don’t want to say I told you so but I can’t help it:

Doctors and counselors working the front lines of emergency care say a major reason patients still flock to their doors for routine care is that there are too few primary care physicians in Massachusetts. Some newly insured patients are waiting months for their first visits.

When you promise coverage without addressing physician access, this result is entirely predictable.

Why the Presidential candidates are not addressing poor physician access nationwide is a mystery to me. Those focusing on covering the uninsured will simply project the disaster happening in Massachusetts across the country.

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