U.S. Faces Shortage of Doctors - WSJ.com
This doesn't even address the issue of doctors leaving the profession due to new restrictions on their income. By restrictions, I mean the increase in number of patients they will have to treat with the government being responsible for payment. As it is, doctors lose money every time they treat a Medicare patient due to the restrictions the government places on pricing. Recent polls of practicing doctors show that as many as 40% of current physicians will leave the profession.
The doctor shortage is about to hit in a big way.