David Blumenthal and Drew Altman on How Primary Care Physicians Are Handling the Newly Insured

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<p>The Affordable Care Act prompted concerns that primary care physicians would be overwhelmed by millions of newly insured patients. In a new post on the <em>Wall Street Journal’s</em> Think Tank blog, Kaiser Family Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Drew Altman and Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., write that a survey of primary care physicians conducted by both organizations indicates that, so far, these fears have not been realized.</p><p>"Certainly, spot problems are likely and expanded Medicaid coverage could exacerbate issues that Medicaid beneficiaries have finding certain providers who will see them in some states," the authors say. "But overall, the nation’s frontline providers report that their practices have been able to keep up with demand without a negative impact on quality of patient care."</p>

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