Sunday, May 29, 2011

This Is One Hellavu Great Idea

Free medical school, I like it, I suppose the ReThugs will call it socialism.
Making medical school free would relieve doctors of the burden of student debt and gradually shift the work force away from specialties and toward primary care. It would also attract college graduates who are discouraged from going to medical school by the costly tuition.

We estimate that we can make medical school free for roughly $2.5 billion per year — about one-thousandth of what we spend on health care in the United States each year. What’s more, we can offset most if not all of the cost of medical school without the government’s help by charging doctors for specialty training.

My emphasis.

1 comment:

nonheroicvet said...

Manchester United played Barcelona yesterday for all the marbles and lost. Crooked refs. And if that isn't bad enough, I watched the replay of the game today and they lost again!! Somedays it just doesn't pay...