Anyone ever trend out the predictions for the number of people in Age 65+ category over the next decade? If one extrapolates this out to health care needs, (the demand) and given the constant number (roughly) of doctors completing PG training (supply), one can start to see what looks like a huge shortage. Good for physicians no doubt, but what about patient's ability to get elective medical care in a timely fashion? Will grandma have to wait 6-12 months for that hip replacement (like in canada and Great Britain)? With the supply and demand imbalance will medicare be able to sustain itself financially? Increasing the Medicare GME cap on the number of residency positions, raising taxes and increasing eligibility requirements (age/income) are but some solutions that no elected congress officials are willing to make.