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|Subject: Re: Caliphornia: Doctor Shortage||Date: 2/11/2013 12:00 PM|
|Author: jerryab||Number: 1858987 of 1992950|
"There's a simple solution to any doctor shortage. Train more doctors. In the meantime, import them. Supply meets demand and all that."
You mean that the free market will adjust as needed? 8-)
It is already beginning to make significant changes.
Look up "medical tourism" and it is a huge and booming business--but only for doctors and hospitals located outside the US.
US insurance companies are very slowly beginning to use--and even very actively encourage--people who need some types of expensive (but fairly routine) surgery to get it done overseas. Insurance company covers everything--plane fare, visas, medical care, whatever--and savings of $100+k/patient are readily available.
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