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Sebelius says laws will boost primary care
Modern Healthcare

Provisions in recently approved healthcare laws, including this year’s health reform act , will lead to a resurgence in primary care, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at a meeting sponsored by Health Affairs in Washington. “There’s no question that the legislation put in place since January 2009 will usher in a new era for primary-care providers,” Sebelius said, adding that the health information technology investments and promotion of medical homes and accountable-care organizations under the new health reform law and last year’s stimulus legislation should help to revitalize the primary-care profession, which has been suffering from shortages and a lack of interest among medical students.

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