Widespread Doctor Shortages in America: “This is a national problem… it is going to get much worse”
October 24th, 2012
Even before President Obama’s much heralded Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into full effect starting next year, the medical community is already struggling with too many patients and not enough doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges says that there is a shortage of at least 13,000 doctors nationwide.
But here’s the kicker: It’s only going to get worse as a nationalized healthcare plan is instituted across the United States.
If you think 13,000 is a big number, consider what the state of our health care will be when, just a decade from now, the shortages are ten times worse.
Everything that opponents of the health care law warned about prior to it being passed without being read by Congress is now becoming reality, with patients often waiting months for even basic medical care: