USA Today

30 June 2014

The Affordable Care Act should have focused more on a forecasted shortage of primary care doctors, Farzan Bharucha, health care strategist with Kurt Salmon, told USA Today. "[W]e already knew there was a problem," Bharucha was quoted as saying, "and we knew implementation of ACA would potentially make it worse." According to a study by the Robert Graham Center, which does family medicine policy research, the U.S will need an additional 52,000 primary care physicians by 2025; of that shortage, 8,000 will be the result of the implementation of the ACA.

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