From Kaiser Health News:
If you’re onand looking for a new doctor, your chances are excellent of finding one … in Wyoming.
In New Jersey, not so much.
About 69 percent of doctors nationally accept new Medicaid patients, but the rate varies widely across the country, according to a study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs. …
For years, some states have struggled to attract doctors to treat patients enrolled in the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, largely because of their low pay. …
Doctors also cite administrative hassles and delays in getting paid as reasons why they don’t accept Medicaid patients, according to the Center for Studying Health System Change, a Washington nonprofit.
The figure for Colorado: 66.1% of office-based physicians are accepting new Medicaid patients. That’s close to the national average.