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More on Mass. Primary Care Woes

An article today at boston.com provides more detail on the impact of universal coverage on primary care:

About 80 percent of the new patients at Framingham Community Health Center are covered under Chapter 58, the state's new health insurance program, and were formerly uninsured, said Claudia de Aguiar, a supervisor at the clinic. The result is a waiting list that now ranges from 150 to 200 patients, after peaking at 300, she said. Patients hoping to get an appointment with a doctor are being referred to the clinic's other site, Great Brook Valley Health Center in Worcester, she said.

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