PBS NewsHour

Sick Puerto Ricans are facing long waits to see the doctor

Clip: 07/17/2018 | 7m 34s Video has closed captioning.

From 2006 to 2016, the number of doctors in Puerto Rico dropped from 14,000 to 9,000, an exodus hastened by Hurricane Maria. With so many doctors leaving the island, many low-income families must travel long distances for medical appointments, and they can wait for months to see specialists. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports.

Aired: 07/17/18

Rating: NR

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