The greatest threat to the health overhaul might not be the Supreme Court or the shifting alliances of an election year. In the end, it could be a lack of medical providers. These charts explore the current surge in primary care interest, how we got here and whether it’s enough to diffuse the health law’s biggest threat.
For the White House, training more primary care doctors is an especially high priority. Decades of research have confirmed that more specialists leads to more specialty care, which leads to a more expensive system. Now, with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, tens of millions of previously uninsured Americans will be looking for a primary-care doctor. Source: Congressional Budget Office Buy Photo