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Medicaid patients have trouble finding doctors in Dallas area

Dallas Morning News, June 3, 2009
As Texas seeks ways to trim Medicaid, an increasing number of doctors frustrated with reimbursements are opting not to see new Medicaid patients. As a result, Medicaid patients often grow sicker while hunting for a doctor. Dallas ranks last among 15 major cities in the percentage of physicians accepting Medicaid, according to a study by Merritt Hawkins & Associates.