December 21, 2009 1:38 PM

Health care overhaul or no, rural Texas will still lack doctors

Despite efforts to increase the number of physicians in rural and other underserved areas, 22 counties, mostly in West Texas and the Panhandle, were without a doctor as of October, and more than two dozen counties listed just one physician. Most of the new doctors licensed in the past five years in the state have set up practice in the state's largest urban areas.

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