The Massachusetts Medical society released its 2011 study of the state’s medical insurance plan, often called Romneycare. It’s a pretty damning description of the plan. Wait times for a new patient to see a primary care doctor have increased. Similarly, wait times to see a specialist have also increased. The number of primary care doctors who accept either of the two state plans (Commonwealth Care and Commonwealth Choice) is close to 50%. I don’t think that these events were part of the plan when the program was enacted. It’s interesting that former governor Romney still seems to think highly of the state wide insurance scheme. This report does not seem to garnered much attention from the press.
The summary of the Society’s report can be read here. The whole report is appended below.