Not unexpected. Law of supply and demand still applies. Declining supply of doctors (as is well documented) combined with increased demand WILL result in some combination of increased prices and shortages (rationing).
Anyone who thought differently was/is an idiot. Many of those who said differently were lying to take advantage of the idiots.
“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it.The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics”-Thomas Sowell