I blogged last week about the hidden barrier to U.S. health care reform: the primary care provider crisis.
We have seen this clearly displayed recently in the state of Massachusetts. Through recent reform, Massachusetts has enough money to provide care to its residents, but is lacking the primary care providers to care for the patients who now have insurance coverage. This problem is present across the U.S., and will need to be addressed if we are to provide access to health care for all Americans.
This issue does not seem to enter into many discussions pertaining to health care reform, so I wanted to address it first in my series of video posts. You can read more about the issue here.