It seems the media has just realized that there are not enough primary care docs to see all the new patients getting insurance with the new healthcare reform bill. Yup, we are about 40,000 primary docs short. The AP article referenced never even mentions how to fix this problem other than the "medical home" fantasy. I have been talking and blogging about this problem for years. Nothing will change unless internists and FPs are paid more and their student debts are forgiven. Until then you can call your office a medical home, a medical condo, a medical shack, or a medical shanty and it won't matter. Medical students are just not salivating to jump into field.