While Paul Krugman continues to yap that Obamacare is a success because of the number insured, the real question should be what kind of care will people get under centrally planned healthcare. It won't be good.
Whenever there is a "shortage" you have to look at controls in the pricing. Shortages can't occur in a free market, They do all the time where prices are centrally planned and that is going on as MarketWatch explains:
Here’s what’s involved:
• How doctors get paid: Choosing to go into primary care is also a choice of lesser pay.
Starting salaries in high-paying specialties can range from $354,000 (general surgery) to $488,000 (orthopedic surgery), while primary-care fields tend to bring a sub-$200,000 starting salary, from$188,000 (pediatrics) to $199,000 (family medicine), according to a Merritt Hawkins report.
The pay disparities reflect America’s “fee for service” health-care model, which compensates providers based on the number and type of services they complete, and which inherently favors specialists.