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View Diary: The ACA and Our Doctor Shortage (149 comments)

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  •  170 k not enough? (1+ / 0-)
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    VeloVixen

    Really this is part of the argument? Not enough people are wiling to train to be a general practioner because they only start at 170k and have to pay a small percentage of that in loans?

    Let's talk about the shortage being caused by the intentional decision to train insufficient doctors by the guilds that control enterance into the profession. Let's talk about the entire non-sensical medical profession which instead of having a profession that people start at the bottom and through years of working and education rise to the top is organized as a case system in which people are slotted into a single immobile tier based upon their initial educational path.

    •  Not part of an argument, more a statement (1+ / 0-)
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      TexDem

      of fact.  The diary is not an argument so much as it was intended to be informative.  The medical profession does start at the bottom; after 4 yrs of college, 4 yrs of medicine, and 2-4 yrs of residency, a doctor usually starts practice around age 30.  Most other professions with that level of training will earn a commensurate salary.

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