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State Lacks Doctors to Meet Demand of National Healthcare Law

State Lacks Doctors to Meet Demand of National Healthcare Law

Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare and are working on proposals that would enable physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists and pharmacists to diagnose, treat and manage some illnesses. They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse [...]

Primary Care Doctors Growing Scarce

Primary Care Doctors Growing Scarce

Even without the Affordable Care Act, a worsening doctor shortage had been forecast as the state's and nation's population ages and grows, and as a generation of older doctors retires. But by mandating that individuals have insurance and expanding Medicaid, the law will extend coverage to an additional 30 million Americans and place a greater [...]