ACA Decision Increases Need for More Doctors

AAMC Applauds Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means 32 million newly insured Americans will be entering the health care system. This makes addressing the nation’s physician shortage—projected to climb to more than 90,000 by 2020—more important than ever. Additional residency slots and increased funding for doctor training will ensure that Americans have access to care, not just an insurance card.