I disagree, there is a doctor shortage. Why do you think the states are passing laws allowing physician extenders to have the same rites as doctors. Why is there a minute clinic on many street corner providing services that were once done by doctors. It is because there is a shortage.
The government has very little respect for doctors. As Dr. Scherz points out, doctors are going to be treated as footnotes of this massive beaurocracy, and will only be able to carry out medical care if it is authorized by the secretary of health and human service's protocols