Patients Forced To Wait As Fewer Doctors Take Medicaid
As states look for ways to trim, Medicaid is feeling the crunch, leading fewer doctors to accept the government run insurance program for people who are poor or have disabilities.
Medicaid generally reimburses doctors at a lower rate than private health insurers, making it difficult for doctors to maintain a profitable practice if too many patients rely on the government program, they say. That means fewer doctors are accepting Medicaid and people who use the program are waiting longer to be seen.
That can yield more problems down the line, though, as ailments grow worse while individuals wait for treatment, reports the Dallas Morning News. To read more click here.
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