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Medicaid Enrollment to Outpace Primary Care Providers
Health Leaders Media

The growth in Medicaid enrollment under healthcare reform will greatly outpace growth in the number of primary care physicians willing to treat new Medicaid patients in much of the country – particularly the South and Mountain West, a national study shows.

The study, released this week by the nonpartisan Center for Studying Health System Change, also found that temporary increases in Medicaid reimbursement to entice primary care physicians to accept Medicaid patients are unlikely to make a difference in the states with the biggest enrollment jumps.