healthcare access

New York News
5:03 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Amsterdam Health Center Brings Care To The Underserved

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A new primary care center in Amsterdam aims to provide services to the city’s underserved populations. 

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue January 27, 2015

The Fight To Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

  America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System is Steven Brill’s much-anticipated, sweeping narrative of how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry.

Brill probed the depths of our nation’s healthcare crisis in his trailblazing Time magazine Special Report, which won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Interest.

New England News
6:10 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Website Compares Primary Care Doctors In Mass.

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A new website allows users to compare primary care doctors in Massachusetts.

HealthCareCompassMA is the brain child of Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. Barbara Lambiaso is a senior project manager with the non-profit coalition of physicians, hospitals and patient representatives.

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New York News
1:35 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County

Saratoga County, home to one of the fastest growing populations in New York, is also seeing an expansion of healthcare services.

According to the most recent U.S. Census, between the year 2000 and 2010, the Saratoga County population rose 9.5 percent, from 200,635 to 219,607, outpacing many of New York’s largest cities and population centers.

With that growth has also come an increased demand for healthcare services.

In late February, Saratoga Hospital cut the ribbon at its new Milton Health Center, located on Geyser Road in Ballston Spa.

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New England News
4:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Study Finds Primary Care Shortage in Western Mass.

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A recent study shows there aren’t enough doctors in Massachusetts and the problem is even worse west of Springfield.

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New England News
6:35 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Mass. Sees Increase in Emergency Room Visits, Nurses Assoc. Wants to Limit Patient Numbers

The Massachusetts Medical Society released it's 2013 Public Opinion Survey earlier this week.
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Emergency room visits have increased over the past year in Massachusetts, and now the state’s Nurses Association wants to limit the number of patients they handle.

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New England News
12:54 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Report Highlights Challenges In Obtaining Healthcare In Commonwealth

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has released an annual study revealing that patients in the western part of the Bay State are still facing challenges in accessing healthcare.

This week, the Massachusetts Medical Society released its ninth annual Patient Access to Care Study, which surveyed 1,137 physician offices across the state in fields ranging from family and internal medicine, to specialties including OB/GYN, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, and pediatrics.

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