Enable nurse practitioners
The shortage of primary care physicians in Nebraska continues to gain attention. Sixty-five of Nebraska’s 93 counties are primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), and 15 have no primary providers. Mental health data are worse — 88 HPSAs and 37 counties with no providers. There will be 237,000 uninsured individuals seeking health care coverage by January 2014 and baby boomers are aging.