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PCP Shortage Under Obamacare: Arizona Priority Care is one step ahead

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mandatory insurance policies under Obamacare are expected to kick in next year, and doctor's offices across the county are in a panic. According to a CNN report, there are approximately 48 million Americans that are uninsured. With Obama's new health care plan, the Affordable Care Act, these individuals, in addition to the ones who are already insured, will certainly reap the benefits of their new health coverage.

At Arizona Priority Care, our providers are committed to caring for patients in an effort to reduce health care costs and limit the number of patients admitted into the emergency room. In the event that a patient cannot see their regular physician, our Care Centers are available to Arizona residents so that they can seek medical care from a primary care physician instead of making unnecessary hospital visits. We are affiliated with numerous family practices and primary care physicians around the valley. Please visit http://www.azprioritycare.com/Content/pdfs/provider/ArizonaPriorityCare_... to view the full list of our providers.

The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that there is already a shortage of doctors in the United States. While the Affordable Care Act didn't generate this controversy, the aging and growing national population is simply in need of more care. The Annals of Family Medicine journal expected the country to "need 52,000 more primary care physicians by 2025." Arizona Priority Care is affiliated with over 100 primary care physicians across the state of Arizona. We provide an outpatient setting and resources so patients can avoid hospital admissions and readmissions. Arizona Priority Care is aware of the change that will come with healthcare once the Affordable Care Act is implemented. Our staff is specially trained and knowledgeable on correct healthcare proceedings, and we will all handle this national change as it becomes effective. To read more about the nation's need for more primary care physicians, read the article from CNN here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/02/health/obamacare-doctor-shortage/.

For more information, contact Arizona Priority Care directly at (855) 711-2912.The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician's advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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