Will there be enough doctors to fulfill the health care promises of 2020 contenders?

Will there be enough doctors to fulfill the health care promises of 2020 contenders?
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The Democratic presidential candidates have pushed sweeping plans for expanding health care coverage. And President Trump promises “truly great HealthCare” after this next election.

But no one has asked the thorny, urgent question about who will provide all this care.

The U.S. faces a yawning doctor gap, and it’s only getting wider. In 2018, the Association of American Medical Colleges published a report predicting a shortfall of up to 121,300 physicians in the U.S. by 2030, including both primary care doctors and specialists.


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