Study: US Faces Shortage of 52K Doctors by 2025
ObamaCare is going to create a number of problems, and one of them is this: because doctors will make less money, there will soon be less of a supply of them. Recent research published in the Annals of Family Medicine shows that the United States will need about 52,000 new primary-care doctors because the population is growing so fast. In addition, the number of aging adults and the expansion of healthcare coverage will also add to the burden.
The U.S. population is expected to increase 15.2 percent by 2025, which will necessitate about 33,000 more physicians, while aging adults will add another 10,000 physicians to that number and ObamaCare will require about 8,000 more.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has estimated that the United States will lack more than 91,000 doctors by 2020 — 45,000 in primary care and 46,000 in surgery and medical specialties, because of the aging population.