Originally Posted by 11Series
Wouldn't it be easier to fix this root problem with the spiraling cost of medical education, than to have to endure ever-ballooning, spiraling healthcare costs in an attempt to handle the problem much later?
Having healthcare costs cover the problem of spiraling med school costs is like coming up with an expensive advanced solution to save millions of children from the brink of death due to late stages of Scurvy, instead of just making sure kids got enough vitamin C, so they never got Scurvy in the first place.
Couldn't agree with you more. It isn't just med school costs, it is the cost of higher education in general.
The example of Vitamin C and Scurvy can also be applied to how we currently handle our medical problems in this country. We are throwing good money away by not focusing more on preventative medicine instead of simply trying to cover everyone in the country. It is hard to argue against the idea that everyone should have coverage. But the cost of our healthcare is in direct relation to how people abuse their bodies and don't take care of small problems before they become big ones.