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Physicians Voice Concerns About What The Health Law Will Bring In January

News outlets report on some of the specific issues that are causing physician organizations to worry.  

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Doctors Groups Share Concerns About Narrow Networks, Confusion With White House
The nation's top physician groups told White House officials Tuesday they are worried about what consumers will encounter after Jan. 1, when millions are expected to gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Galewitz, 11/27).

Reuters: Cardiologists Strongly Back Obamacare, Worry Over Rocky Start
American cardiologists appear staunch in their support for President Barack Obama's health care reform, although some fear that its rocky launch could derail efforts to improve preventive care for needy patients. The broad support for the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, emerged in interviews last week in Dallas with more than 20 cardiologists at the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association (Pierson and Berkrot, 11/28).

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