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Physician Wait Times Vary Sharply Among Major US Markets
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A survey on wait times for physician office visits in 15 cities across the nation could be a harbinger for access to healthcare providers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. First the bad news: Even before Obamacare’s expanded coverage really kicks in, patients hoping to schedule an appointment with a physician in 2014 should expect to wait for several weeks in most parts of the country. Those on Medicaid, stand about a 50–50 chance of being seen by a doctor.