Going to the doctor can be a drag. It’s an even bigger drag when there’s a waiting list and you have to sit at home, sick, so delirious that you’re chatting up your poster of Tom Brady.
While Massachusetts health care reform has been successful in reducing the number of uninsured citizens by nearly half, it seems all the newly insured patients in waiting may be putting a great deal of pressure on the state’s primary care industry, leaving one clinic with a waiting list of 150-200.
The reform initiatives are also reported to be way over budget to the tune of $150 million.
The National Center for Policy Analysis has details and commentary.
UPDATE: It seems Canadians may be feeling a similar pinch these days.