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ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare

Gail104 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:05 PM
tchilla, doctors are that old because becoming a doctor is typically a mid life crisis career change. The average medical student is 48 years old. The average one becomes a doctor at 54.
Dan107 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:22 AM
The average 54 year old doctor has 20 years of experience, Gail. Cite your source of the statistic you presented, please.
Reaganite12 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:42 PM
Not even close. The average age upon entering med school is ~24.
tchilla Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:30 PM
"Currently, 744,000 doctors practice medicine in the
United States. But 250,000—one in three of these
doctors—are over age 55"

https://www.aamc.org/download/82874/data/helpwanted.pdf
NormRx Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 7:04 PM
Nana82 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:50 PM
More than half of the doctors in the US are between 40-55.

Just in case the unaffordable price tag and rising costs don't quite do the trick, America's spiraling dearth of doctors will contribute heavily to the collapse of our re-engineered health care system, according to a new study:
 

The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care...