Center for Health Policy

Doctor Shortage?

Great op-ed article summarizes the debate about the impending doctor “shortage” from an increase of insured persons (Affordable Care Act). There are several policy solutions to approach the doctor shortage such as…

•Change delivery of care to team approach and modify medical school curriculum to support it
•Reform payment of care
•Remove barriers to practice for providers
•Reform medical malpractice laws
•Move care to community via technology
•Remove barriers to telemedicine

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