Mass. Sees Shortage of PCPs After State’s Health Overhaul
Massachusetts residents are having a more difficult time finding a primary care physician since the state enacted its universal health care system in 2006, according to recent reports by the state Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. The reports suggest that the problem could stem partially from the high percentage of Massachusetts doctors who are specialists and the large concentration of primary care doctors who practice in specific geographic regions.
- "Access to Primary Care Physicians Getting Tougher, Report Finds" (Cooney, Boston Globe, 7/26).