Primary care gap is expected to grow in Mo.

The need for primary care in Missouri is expected to increase as more people gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act next year. The state had 74 primary care doctors per 100,000 residents in 2010, a rate that put it below five of its neighboring states, including Kansas. Nurse practitioner B.J. Whiffen said practice restrictions keep NPs from "helping to their full potential."

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Christian Science Monitor, The · Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau)