Obamacare Has Helped 14 Million People Get Coverage. So Why Aren’t Doctors’ Offices Swamped?
Another predicted Obamacare nightmare that didn’t come to pass.
About 14 million Americans have gained health coverage since Obamacare’s insurance expansion began in 2014 — but those new enrollees haven’t swamped the nation’s doctors’ offices, new research shows.
When the health-care law started, there was concern that an influx of new patients could overwhelm doctors. It’s already hard enough to get an appointment with a primary care provider — wouldn’t millions of newly insured Americans just exacerbate the problem?