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Higher Demand Unlikely To Overwhelm Doctors in Calif., Other States
California Healthline

Coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act are expected to produce a modest increase in the demand for doctor visits that health care systems in California and other states likely can handle, according to a Commonwealth Fund issue brief, HealthDay/Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The predictions are based on the assumption that all states eventually will expand their Medicaid programs under the law (Preidt, HealthDay/Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/25).