Dr. Nina Radcliff / Health-reform law left out funding for more doctors - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Dr. Nina Radcliff / Health-reform law left out funding for more doctors

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Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:01 am

Providing health insurance to all Americans is a moot point unless you have doctors available to take care of them. The Affordable Care Act will insure an additional 32 million Americans over the next few years. It is unclear if health care reform "forgot" to fund physician training due to poor planning, kicking the can down the road, or political prowess, given the already huge price tag that the American taxpayer must bear. We may never figure that out. But what we do know is that we are looking at a shortage of more than 90,000 doctors by 2020.

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