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Medical survey results show health reform will overburden CT doctors

Hartford Courant, April 15, 2010

Healthcare reform is poised to increase the number of people with health insurance, but the newly insured may have a hard time finding a doctor, according to a survey of primary care physicians by the Connecticut State Medical Society. The survey found that 28% of internists and 26% of family physicians are not accepting new patients. Those who are taking new patients often have waiting periods of more than two weeks before a patient can get in to see the doctor for a routine visit, the Hartford Courant reports.