Medicaid is poised to expand in a big way — thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — but just who is going to treat those new patients?

That's the major flaw of Medicaid expansion, according to new analysis from HealthPocket, a website that compares and ranks health plans.

HealthPocket's research found that physicians across the board report low acceptance rates for Medicaid patients — and physician assistants and nurse practitioners are unlikely to fill the gap, raising the question of whether Medicaid expansion will simply leave more Americans insured but with no one to go to for their care.

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