America has a real problem with its health care system. And in a time of true health reform, one big problem isn’t being addressed.
We don’t have enough doctors.
An aging population
There’s a simple supply vs. demand problem, doctor groups say.
Of course, liability/defensive medicine pressures, as related to potential malpractice lawsuits, continue to be a big issue with doctors, as does new technology. Those issues tend to distract or interfere with the time physicians spend with their patients.