Saturday, December 5, 2009

Health reform may exacerbate country-doctor deficit

" 'I'm always behind,' Ben Edwards says, summing up what it's like to be the only doctor within a 45-mile radius, and in that simple statement is his worry about what reform will mean.

What will happen in a place like Post, Texas, where the uninsured are waiting for a system to see a doctor regularly -- and there's only one doctor to see them all?

If all of Post's 3,708 residents had full health coverage, Edwards believes they would flock to his clinic, but his practice is already full with more than 2,000 patients. He has no idea how he would fit in anyone else."

1 comment:

Evan said...

The market will find a solution.

Doesn't it always?