doctor shortage http://wkms.org en Western Kentucky Short on Primary Care Physicians, Training Programs http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-short-primary-care-physicians-training-programs <p>Under the Affordable Care Act, Kentucky chose to expand Medicaid eligibility, which means an additional 308,000 Kentuckians will qualify for health care coverage Jan. 1.</p><p>But with more patients able to visit primary care physicians comes a problem. There aren’t enough doctors. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:49:43 +0000 Whitney Jones 37265 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Short on Primary Care Physicians, Training Programs Doctor Shortage to Worsen Under Medicaid Expansion http://wkms.org/post/doctor-shortage-worsen-under-medicaid-expansion <p>A consulting firm says the planned expansion of Kentucky's Medicaid program coupled with a push to help the uninsured obtain health coverage will worsen the state's physician shortage.</p><p>Deloitte Consulting is helping to set up the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange.</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear announced earlier this month that he will expand the state's Medicaid program to cover an additional 300,000 people, most of them the working poor without coverage.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:18:41 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31732 at http://wkms.org Doctor Shortage to Worsen Under Medicaid Expansion