If they cut residency training hours by what will be close to 40% (right?), they absolutely will need to increase the years of training. I can see why the recommendations might pass - no resistance from hospitals bec. they get cheap labor longer.
I spend close to half of my time doing non-patient care work anyway. Charting chief among them. If my training gets cut this much, I might as well just sit at a desk and chart for 3 years and then "graduate". I'll be well-exercised, well-slept, a finely balanced well-tuned machine...and totally ignorant of patient-centered medicine.
I hate all the hours I work, but I don't see a better alternative.