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The Seattle Times health-care team tracks the local impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Topic: access to primary care

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May 13, 2014 at 11:04 PM

County survey: For Medicaid patients, access to primary-care may not be as advertised

Using “mystery shoppers” looking for access to health care, Public Health – Seattle & King County has found troubling indications that access to primary-care providers may not be as advertised. About three-quarters of the time, primary-care providers listed as accepting new patients on Medicaid managed-care organization websites in fact told the “shoppers” they were not accepting…

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