Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5% during the early years of the Affordable Care Act, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family Medicine.
“One of the ACA’s most impactful provisions was an optional state-level Medicaid expansion targeting low-income nonelderly adults, which resulted in millions of new Medicaid beneficiaries. Because the supply of primary care physicians remained relatively stable, concerns were raised about a potential erosion in

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