Doctors Treat New Condition: Questions About Health Law

Kaiser Health News staff writer Anna Gorman, working in collaboration with McClatchy, reports: "Carolyn Senger, a preventive medicine doctor, regularly treats uninsured patients, coaching them how to stay healthy. Now she is teaching them one more thing -- how to sign up for insurance under the nation’s Affordable Care Act. ‘Not only can I help you with your health, but I can also help you get some coverage,’ Senger says to her patients. Despite the ongoing controversy over the website and the rocky rollout of the law, the Obama administration still hopes that millions will sign up for new insurance options before the March 31 deadline. To make that happen, health officials are counting on physicians to shift the conversation from the online problems to the benefits of coverage. They are motivated by a longstanding principle: People trust their doctors" (Gorman, 11/4). Read the story.

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