Senate panel tackles shortage of primary care providers


The Senate's Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging reported that the shortage of primary care providers would be accentuated by the Affordable Care Act. The health care law is expected to cover 14 million uninsured people by 2014 and 29 to 30 million by 2022. "It is not only our moral responsibility to ensure primary care access now and in the future, but it is fiscally sensible to act quickly to expand this critical workforce," the subcommittee report said.

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