Where have all the doctors gone?

A few things I learned while staying home with the flu this week:

- There are no doctors in Montpelier accepting new patients.

- Even if your insurance company tells you a certain doctor is accepting new patients, they are probably not.

- Some doctors with full patient loads will still give you a check-up out of the kindness of their hearts.

-Dan Barlow

One Response to Where have all the doctors gone?

  1. Check the following stats, and you will find the answer to your question, and maybe even a story:
    – Medicaid reimbursement rates for Vermont, Mass, NY and NH.
    – Percentage of doctor visits paid for by Medicaid vs. private health insurance in Vermont, Mass, NY and NH.