In Texas, Uneven Expansion Of Obamacare Sows Frustration

If only I could make it over to the next mesa.i

If only I could make it over to the next mesa.

People in Texas are significantly more likely than adults nationwide to report that it has gotten harder to see a doctor in the past two years.

The finding comes from polling done by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Vera Brown has been stuck aboard the doctor merry-go-round for years now, trying to find an orthopedic surgeon who accepts her insurance. She doesn’t find the seemingly endless calls, questions or repetition amusing.

“When they say I’m not covered that means I have to put off having surgery,” she says. “And that begins to start messing with my health.”

Vera Brown makes phone calls to try and find a surgeon. She describes it as a merry-go-round.i

Vera Brown makes phone calls to try and find a surgeon. She describes it as a merry-go-round.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/29/468255954/in-texas-uneven-expansion-of-obamacare-sows-frustration?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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