Some Doctors Turning Medicaid Patients Away

19, 2009

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.

New Study Warns of Surgeon Shortage

29, 2008

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.