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Patient load manageable under Affordable Care Act
Modern Healthcare

Physician practices have largely not been overwhelmed since the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate went into effect last year, contrary to concerns raised by ACA critics about the potential flood of new patients the law would bring. The proportion of new-patient visits at primary-care providers increased by only .3 percentage points between 2013 and 2014 and no evidence surfaced that cases were significantly more complex, according to a new report, part of a series called ACAView.