Shortage of Doctors and the Impact on Health Care Reform

The new federal budget that was recently released aims in part to remedy the current doctor shortage. With rising population and prices, and falling competition, this shortage of doctors could have a substantial negative impact on the application of Health Care Reform. Roughly $5.23 billion is proposed to be used over the next 10 years in an attempt to bring up the number of available physicians. While this may be a step in the right direction, some worry that it doesn’t even begin to touch the underlying problem. An article from CNN Money’s Fortune Blog discusses the issue.

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