Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Government Healthcare: Only 67% of Docs Taking New Medicaid Patients

This is from John Goodman summarizing the latest MACPAC report:
  • Only 67.4 percent of primary-care physicians are accepting any new Medicaid patients, versus 85.2 percent accepting privately insured patients;
  • Only 68.8 percent of parents of children on Medicaid reported that providers spend enough time with their child, versus 85.6 percent of parents of privately insured children; and
  • Over three times as many children on Medicaid had two or more ER visits in the last twelve months than privately insured children (9.9 percent versus 3.2. percent).