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Subject:  Re: Caliphornia: Doctor Shortage Date:  2/11/2013  12:00 PM
Author:  jerryab Number:  1858987 of 2207599

"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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