Maybe there's not a doctor shortage, after all
For years, medical schools have been sounding the alarm that the United States is facing a doctor shortage — that we don't have enough providers for the population we have now, and we certainly won't have enough once Obamacare is in full force. But according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine, a non-profit that is hugely influential in the health care world, those fears may be overblown. Their analysis finds "no credible evidence" that a doctor shortage actually exists. As Obamacare increases the ranks of the insured, there's a fear that the current supply of health providers won't be able to meet demand.
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