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Primary-care doc shortage leaves 62M with inadequate access: study
Modern Healthcare

As national attention centers on the number of individuals who will gain insurance coverage under the health reform law, new research warns that a shortage of primary-care physicians means about 62 million Americans still have inadequate access to primary care.

That figure comes from a report by the National Association of Community Health Centers, which found that the majority of that population actually has insurance, with roughly 22% covered by Medicaid and 58% covered by other insurance. The remaining roughly 21%, the study showed, is uninsured.

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