Health Reform Will Make Getting to See a Doctor Harder

The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortage of 124,000 physicians by 2025. Universal health care could increase the shortfall by 25 percent.

Full New York Times article here.

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  1. Neil H. says:

    Get ready to wait …. and wait …. and wait.

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    In Massachusetts, where the state mandates that all residents must have health insurance, the wait to see a doctor has grown increasingly long. Yet, when MinuteClinic wanted to open nearly a dozen retain health clinics in Boston, local officials did their best to keep the clinics out. Apparently, Boston officials believe it’s better for patients to wait in line to visit their “medical home” than patronize a small, walk-in clinic that can see them immediately.

  3. Larry C. says:

    This is the most untold story fo health reform.

  4. Bret says:

    I agree with Larry. Why aren’t more people talking about this?

  5. Clark says:

    I agree with Devon. As goes Boston, so goes the nation.