Because prevention and wellness is a major focus of health reform, this section addresses programs to greatly increase the number of primary care physicians in family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics. It also details incentives and support for physician assistants, nurses, mental health providers, dentists and public health professionals. These programs will promote training, recruitment and retention methods such as scholarships and assistance with repayment of student loans.
As of January 1, 2014, almost everyone is required to have health insurance. You can learn about and shop for health insurance plans using the Health Insurance Exchange website, which went live in October 2013.