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Doctors hear many questions about health law

New York Times, April 19, 2010

Most of the healthcare law, which President Obama signed last month, has yet to take effect, but for many doctors it is already having an impact, the New York Times reports. "We've had to add an hour or two to the day because patients want to talk about it," said Roger W. Evans, MD, a cardiologist in Wichita, KS. "I see 30 to 50 patients in a day, and it is the subject of conversation more than half the time." After months of public wrangling and brinkmanship in Washington, the nation’s doctors now find themselves having to answer questions about a 2,400-page law that many do not understand themselves, and which they may have opposed, the Times reports.