Affordable Care Act Fact of the Day – Rebuilding the Primary Care Workforce

To strengthen the availability of primary care, there are new incentives in the law to expand the number of primary care doctors, nurses, and physician assistants.  These include funding for scholarships and loan repayments for primary care doctors and nurses working in underserved areas.  Doctors and nurses receiving payments made under any state loan forgiveness program intended to increase the availability of health care services in underserved or health professional shortage areas will not have to pay taxes on those payments.  Effective 2010.