Through the Lens: PBS Looks at Mass. Health Reform, Four Years Later

Public Broadcasting television’s PBS NewsHour returned to Massachusetts last week to examine how the state, physicians, and residents are faring under the state’s health reform law, four years after it was established in the Commonwealth, and to see what lessons it may offer for national reform.  PBS reporters visited Franklin County, a rural area in Western Massachusetts, and spoke with patients, families, and small business owners to gauge the effects of the state’s landmark health care reform act of 2006.

Among those interviewed were two primary care physicians in Franklin County who offered varying perspectives of doctoring in a rural area: Dr. Joseph Viadero of Connecticut River Internists and Dr. Sarah Kemble of the Community Health Center of Franklin County.

See the physicians’ interviews here.  View the PBS news report here.

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