In order to meet the objectives of this particular research, a methodology of medical expenditure survey is utilized. To asses annual primary care utilization a technique of multivariate regression is applied on the variables. An effort is made to forecast all the changes expected to occur in primary care visits by public which may result due to the expansion of coverage. All this is done by analyzing the model estimates and utilizing the information available at state level about the proportion of uninsured people. This change in utilization is a huge one therefore it is necessary to have an idea about the number of physicians that are needed in order to accommodate consequences of changing trends in the sector.
As far as results of the study are concerned the estimates obtained from data show that the coverage provided today will be more than doubled in the year 2019 which may lead to serious issues regarding accommodation. The number of annual visits will also be increased in the year 2019 to a level of approximately 15.07 million and may even touch the upper limit of 24.26 million and it is going to be a serious challenge for health care administration. It can be assumed that productivity of physicians is stable in United States and lies within the range of 4307 to 6940 (Haeder, 2012). So, in order to accommodate rising pressure of increased coverage additional physicians are urgently required.
The study’s findings state that PPACA will significantly increase the use of primary care facilities in the country. It will also contribute in increasing awareness about the importance of primary care. In addition to this PPACA will enable residents of United States to effectively utilize privileges provided by state authorities to them. Among all the included variables parameters of health insurance are more significant ones which show a significant increase of demand for primary health care provisions in coming years. In order to meet the increased demand in future some steps are necessary to be taken by policy makers. These steps include a strategy of creating enhanced and stronger incentives to attract the students of medical care schools to the field of primary care. These financial incentives should be launched in the form of concessions, facilities and scholarships provided to medical students entering the field of primary health care and these incentives are required to be much greater than those provided to students of other medical fields. Operational improvement is also necessary to be achieved and it includes changes in the delivery of care. Relatively higher throughput and better quality of care is required in United States.