The Doctor Shortage

3063516728_6e78d3d13e_zOne of the many problems created by the Afforable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is the newly realized problem of too many patients and not enough doctors.

According to a new study performed by economic forecasting consultancy IHS for the Association of American Medical Colleges, we have a looming shortage of doctors. By 2025, it foresees a shortage of between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians, with specialists being the hardest to come by. The problem is basic supply and demand. A growing population, with a large aging segment, is growing faster than the minting of new doctors. The expected result will be a shortfall.

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