The looming surgeon shortage in Mass. - Sentinel & Enterprise

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Mass Medical Association President B. Dadle Magee told the Sentinel & Enterprise that Massachusetts, like most states in the country, faces a difficult challenge when it comes to making sure there's enough ...
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Haa

Lowell, MA

#1 Mar 7, 2008
Unless someone is on Medicaid (MassHealth) or one of the state-sponsored plans, the state has nothing at all to do with reimbursement of doctors. The majority of people are not on those plans, with most having either private insurance or Medicare.

We need a national single-payer healthcare system with fair reimbursements for all doctors (surgeons suffer nowhere near as much as primary care doctors, for instance).

Trying to make this about "taxes and fees" makes no sense at all. We need healthcare reform, and we need it now.
Reality

Clinton, MA

#2 Mar 7, 2008
Haa wrote:
Unless someone is on Medicaid (MassHealth) or one of the state-sponsored plans, the state has nothing at all to do with reimbursement of doctors. The majority of people are not on those plans, with most having either private insurance or Medicare.
We need a national single-payer healthcare system with fair reimbursements for all doctors (surgeons suffer nowhere near as much as primary care doctors, for instance).
Trying to make this about "taxes and fees" makes no sense at all. We need healthcare reform, and we need it now.
You are so right Haa!

Completely agree.
Rob

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Mar 11, 2008
Completely agree! Also,the paper is invited to the other hospital in the area in the future. Leominster Hospital isnt the only one in the area with Surgeons or Physicians. You are welcome at Nashoba Valley Medical Center anytime.

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