"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Side Effects: Obamacare and a Physician Shortage Mean Reduced Access to Care Under Medicaid
According to this article, the provisions of Obamacare will greatly swell the ranks of those on Medicaid. Due to this fact, Kathryn Nix examines how an increase in Medicaid participants will affect the supply of doctors willing to work with Medicaid patients. Nix notes that "[i]n light of an increasing physician shortage across the nation, the changes made by Obamacare will make it even harder for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive primary care."
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