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Demand for care will rise as health law boosts insured
Merced Sun-Star

The Supreme Court’s validation of President Barack Obama’s landmark health law set off a scramble across California to find enough primary care doctors and other professionals to serve an estimated 3 million newly insured patients by 2014. California rates below average in the number of doctors per capita. But the state, and rural counties in particular, will face additional shortages as health reform slashes the ranks of its 7 million uninsured.