On Friday, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced that a record number of students applied to American medical schools in 2013 and that a record number of first-year students has enrolled in medical schools this year. Experts say that’s an encouraging sign in the face of a primary care doctor shortage that will likely be exacerbated by an influx of newly insured Americans seeking medical treatment as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.
“At a time when the nation faces a shortage of more than 90,000 doctors by the end of the decade and millions are gaining access to health insurance, we are very glad that more students than ever want to become physicians,” said AAMC president Dr. Darrell G. Kirch in a press release.
Delusional Money Line Of The Year Winner: “shortage that will likely be exacerbated by an influx of newly insured Americans seeking medical treatment as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.”
It will more than likely be exacerbated by the number of doctors leaving the profession because of Obamacare. And how long will it be before this new crop wearies of their new overlords?
Drawing the connection that access to health insurance is not the same as access to health care was probably unintentional on the part of Think Progress as conflating the two for the low IQ lefties is one of the main tricks used to dupe people into supporting Obamacare.