The Norman Rockwell ideal of a grandfatherly doctor making housecalls is long gone. It’s been replaced with busy group practices that usher through patients in 15-minute increments. But even that model is struggling. There simply aren’t enough primary care doctors, period. In this year-long reporting project, we follow a group of Western Massachusetts residents as they weigh their career options and decide whether to enter this fraught field.
The bill is a compromise between nurses and hospitals hashed out by Sen. Stan Rosenberg.
Even in a high-coverage state like Massachusetts, some people fall through the cracks.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is calling for an investigation into the scam that’s hit health care practices throughout the region.
Coakley, who grew up in North Adams, made the comments Tuesday afternoon outside the mayor’s office.
Saturday is the day the Obama administration set as its deadline for making HealthCare.gov a “smooth experience” for most users. A tech-savvy team of engineers, […]
As the Obama administration scrambles to fix the glitch-plagued HealthCare.gov website, experts are beginning to worry about another problem that may impair the rollout of […]