Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

September 11, 2013 7:04 PM

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.

A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law next year. Doctors could face a backlog, and patients could find it difficult to get quick appointments.

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