August 15, 2012 WSJ article, “Why the Doctor Can’t See You.”
Discusses the impending crisis in supply vs. demand terms for physicians’ time.
Since higher prices won’t be allowed, people generally will “pay with time.”
John Goodman predicts an explosive growth in “concierge” medicine for those who can afford it, but that it will further strain a system already short of primary care physicians.
We can look forward to a bumpy ride in the future of health care in the next decade.