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Survey: Texas doctors say insurers' paperwork hurts patient care

Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2009

The Texas Medical Association said that a survey of doctors found that health insurers and government bureaucracy are hurting their ability to care for patients. The Dallas area's largest insurers responded that while they've been working to reduce the clerical burden, some of the doctors' administrative responsibilities cannot be avoided. The survey also revealed that doctors worry that their financial hardships are threatening both quality of care and their patients' access to care.