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  •  Do we want medicine to become an aristocracy? (3+ / 0-)

    Because that's where it's heading.  Medical school is hugely expensive, such that a good chunk of the people who attend do so on their parents' wealth.  The rest of them have hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt when they leave.

    Bad enough that undergraduate admissions are often largely need-based (i.e., your parents don't have money, you don't get in unless you're a star; if they do, you do, even if you're a mediocrity).  I don't want the person operating on me, reading my pathology, and choosing my course of treatment to be a dimwit on a trust fund legacy career.

    Medical care is too expensive?  Support medical school reform.  Go after for-profit (or "not-for-profit") hospitals that overcharge.  Go after unnecessary testing.  Support preventative care (which saves money) and universal care (which saves money and lives).

    Blaming the doctors is short-sighted and counter-productive.

    © cai Visit to join the fight against global warming.

    by cai on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:15:56 PM PST

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