Waits to see Hub doctors grow longerRead the whole thing.
Despite Boston's abundance of top-notch medical specialists, the waits to see dermatologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, and orthopedic surgeons for routine care have grown longer - to as much as a year for the busiest doctors.
A study of five specialties shows that the wait for a nonurgent appointment in the Boston area has increased in the past five years, and now averages 50 days - more than three weeks longer than in any other city studied.
Too many politicians conflate "coverage" with actual medical care. Under "universal" systems, governments can promise plenty of theoretical "coverage", but not actual medical care.
Massachusetts patients know the difference between "coverage" and medical care. So do patients in Hawaii.
Will the rest of the country have to learn this lesson the hard way?