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Senator plans bill to tackle doc shortage
Modern Healthcare

One of the Senate’s health policy leaders is preparing legislation to address a primary-care physician shortage that could balloon next year as millions of uninsured Americans get coverage under the healthcare reform law.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told reporters after a Tuesday hearing that he would soon introduce a bill and push for it to be enacted before the launch of the law’s individual insurance mandate, Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges in 2014.