MAVEN Creates Volunteer Physician Corps
Excerpt from MAVEN Creates a National Corps of Volunteer Physicians by Dr. Laurie Green, featured on https://thedoctorweighsin.com.
By anyone’s reckoning, the numbers are staggering: Despite the Affordable Care Act, 29 million Americans remain uninsured, 62 million lack access to primary care providers due to local shortages, and the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) has identified over 6,000 Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Many have come to believe that states embracing the ACA have solved healthcare access problems when, in reality, we’ve distributed tickets but there’s no room in the tent. Both primary care and specialty services are either unavailable, or unacceptably delayed, in thousands of regions across the country.