"To reach 30 million patients by 2015, health centers need up to 19,500 primary care providers and up to 14,400 nurses. Just over one third of the needed workforce is non-physician primary health care professionals."
Regarding the situation in Massachusetts, where mandatory coverage has further strained the primary community, the NACHC reports:
"One year after Massachusetts began its widely-touted health insurance mandate, the rate of uninsured adults dropped from 13% to 7%, yet the proportion of adults reporting that they could not find a primary care physician and therefore went without care rose 75%. "
Clearly, universal coverage does not equate to universal access.