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Supply of Doctors to be Tested by the Newly Insured

With various aspects of the Affordable Care Act helping millions of people obtain health insurance, it remains to be seen whether there will be enough doctors to care for them.Happy medical team of doctors together

In particular, primary care physicians, dentists, and mental health professionals could be in short supply, leaving some newly insured patients struggling to find providers to help them exercise their new access to care.  Many parts of the country, in fact, have been certified by the federal government as health professional shortage areas.  This includes areas served by many urban safety-net hospitals, some of which also are located in or near federally designated medically underserved areas.

Learn more about the potential shortage of physicians, where that problem arises, and what is being done about it in this Stateline report.

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