US faces shortage of 52,000 doctors by 2025

Monday, November 26th, 2012 and is filed under News, Obamacare

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The Hill reports of a new study regarding the shortage of doctors in this country:

The United States will need about 52,000 new primary-care doctors as the population grows and ages, according to a new study.

Research published in the Annals of Family Medicine estimated that most of the doctor shortage will be caused by the rising U.S. population.

Aging adults and the expansion of healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to a lesser extent, the study found.

The real question is how many more will be dissuaded from entering the profession due to Obamacare?  Based upon the views of those already in the profession, the outlook is quite dismal.