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Study: Medicaid Patients Have Limited Access to Doctors

A new study by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services found half of all providers listed in Medicaid managed care plan are not available to new Medicaid patients, either because they are not at the listed location or they are but aren’t accepting new Medicaid patients. For doctors who are accepting new Medicaid patients, the average wait to get an appointment is two weeks, with a quarter of those having waits of one month or longer. The study’s findings...

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