ACA could increase demand for primary care, exceed supply by 10%

The Affordable Care Act’s expansion of insurance coverage could increase demand for primary care, thus exceeding services by 10%, according to data published in Health Affairs. Researchers who conducted the study have called for future policy research to meet the demand.“That increase, in turn, will boost demand for primary care services, potentially straining the primary care workforce and even limiting access to health care for both the newly and the currently insured,” the researchers wrote.

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