Since ACA, Primary Care Providers Report Seeing More Newly Insured Patients, No Change in Quality of Care Delivered

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<p>Most primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants report seeing more Medicaid or newly insured patients and continue to accept new patients since the Affordable Care Act's major coverage provisions took effect, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund. They also report little change in their ability to provide high-quality care.</p><p>In addition, the 2015 National Survey of Primary Care Providers finds that a large majority of primary care providers are satisfied with their medical practice. Still, nearly half of physicians expressed pessimism about the future of primary care, while nurse practitioners and physicians are more optimistic. </p>
<p>Read the brief for more on frontline providers’ experiences with, and views of, the ACA.</p> Read more