Health care providers have adapted to the increased demand for services caused by the ACA. They responded by hiring more staff, relying more on advanced practice clinicians, and expanding facilities and hours. Despite increases in provider capacity, however, there are still areas of unmet need and persistent professional workforce shortages that were exacerbated by the ACA’s coverage expansions.
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