Originally Posted by NYCGP
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.
Historically, I think every rational politician on both sides have all tried to address that exact issue. Even if they disagree with how to get there.
I'm afraid that has now been completely lost in the conversation in the shadow of Obamacare being passed. Now all the talk about healthcare is blind to that goal, and is all wrapped up in crys of "Socialism" and the like.