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Healthcare is at a primary care crossroads, soon to find itself with 100 million people lacking access. That problem is driven in part by a primary care workforce stretched too thin. Nurse practitioners, the majority of whom are trained in primary care, could help fill in that gap, according to April Kapu, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. States will need to reconsider their scope of practice laws in order to let NPs realize their full practice authority and fill in primary care access gaps.