Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACA

December 8, 2014 2:30 AM

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Survey: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Result Of ACA

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A shortage of primary care doctors has emerged as thousands of people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.

When Olivia Papa signed up for a new health plan last year, her insurance company assigned her to a primary care doctor. The relatively healthy 61-year-old didn’t try to see the doctor until last month, when she and her husband both needed authorization to see separate specialists.

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