Nurse practitioners push to help care for health law's newly insured
More than 27 million Americans will soon gain health coverage under the health law. But who will treat them all? With such a large coverage expansion, and with an anticipated shortage of primary care physicians available to serve them, some states have or are considering allowing so-called advanced practice nurses—those with advanced degrees—to treat more patients.
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