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Solution in waiting

Nurse practitioners close care gap

Posted: April 6, 2013 at 4:26 a.m.

It’s well-documented that Arkansas suffers from a shortage of primary health-care providers, yet the state seems all too complacent—if not backwardly stubborn—about addressing one solution to the problem: recognizing nurse practitioners as primary-care providers in Arkansas Medicaid, and in that portion of the health insurance exchange that affects Arkansans up to 138 percent of the poverty level.

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Editorial, Pages 17 on 04/06/2013

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