In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
Medicaid is designed to provide health care to the nation’s poor and disabled. Many patients who are in the Medicaid program have no other health insurance options –the problem is, the doctors who care for them do. More and more doctors are opting not to care for Medicaid patients, begging the question, who will? Gretchen Cuda of member station WCPN in Cleveland has the story.
If you’ve waited a long time in an emergency room lately – it’s probably not because there are more patients- but because there are fewer physicians. And it’s not just primary care doctors that are in short supply. New research predicts that as early as 2010 there won’t be enough general surgeons to keep up with current demand.