Ease of access and an empathetic approach are bringing some patients to nurse practitioners for primary care, Archana Pyati writes. NPs will play a role in addressing the health care needs of around 30 million people who are expected to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, AANP Co-President Kenneth Miller said. "Studies have shown [that] patients treated by [nurse practitioners] stick to their medication and treatment plans with more success," said Taynin Kopanos, AANP's vice president for government affairs.

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