Capsules: Primary Care Shortage? Not For The Insured, Study Shows

WHYY’s Elana Gordon, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: “Researchers posing as nonelderly adult patients made nearly 13,000 calls to primary care practices across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and eight other states between fall 2012 and spring of last year. What they found may provide some comfort amid growing concerns of doctor shortages, especially as more people gain coverage through the Affordable Care Act, potentially straining the health system” (Gordon, 4/8). Check out what else is on the blog.

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