Lack of Primary Care Doctors…cont.

To piggy back on a post from yesterday on how the lack of primary care doctors will make implementing the Affordable Care Act more difficult for states – here’s an article from the LA Times relating to the primary care shortage.

Yesterday, while visiting a health clinic in downtown Los Angeles, HHS Secretary Sebelius announced more than $9 million in funding to help medical students repay school loans if they agree to work in underserved areas.  Sebelius said the program will encourage more students to pursue careers in family medicine and will help relieve a shortage of primary care doctors.

-Jaime Venditti, 2/14/12