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September 1, 2012

Nina Musselman sits on her deck in Grants Pass, Ore., on Aug. 31, 2012. When she first moved to this small town nine years ago, she had no trouble finding a family doctor who would take Medicare. But when that doctor left town, she had a hard time finding one that would stick. Baby boomers retiring to rural areas are likely to have a hard time finding primary care doctors who take Medicare. Experts say rural areas have a shortage of primary care doctors in general, and diminishing payments from Medicare are making some limit the patients they will take. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)