Some 10,000 baby boomers will retire every day for the next 19 years, including many doctors. But at the same time, more people will be looking for health providers under ObamaCare -- meaning there could be a potentially wide numbers gap between those seeking treatment and those available to provide it.
Dr. Jeff Cain, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, explains,"we have an increasing population, we have more Americans that are getting older that need more health care.
And with the 30 million Americans that are newly insured with the affordable health care act, more people are looking for primary care."
In fact, medical colleges predict a huge shortage -- of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and a whopping 130,000 or more by 2025.
Not only that, Cain notes, "almost a third of family doctors in rural America are thinking about retiring in the next five years."
Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank, adds that on top of retiring baby boomer physicians, "there are a lot of doctors who are just so frustrated; today with all the bureaucracy involved in taking care of patients that they're retiring early."
Dr. Ramin Oskoui, president of the medical staff at Sibley Hospital in Washington, says "one of the great misconceptions about ObamaCare is that just because you have health insurance, you'll therefore get adequate health care and you'll have access to it.
Shown here is Ezekiel Emanuel, former Obama health care adviser.FNC
The federal health care overhaul was central to President Obama's two campaigns for the White House, and has been the defining achievement -- for better or worse -- of his presidency.
But one of the architects of ObamaCare, in a heated interview on "Fox News Sunday," argued that the reason young people are not signing up in droves for coverage under the law is the administration hasn't promoted it.