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  •  Seems like a good subject to start turning screws (2+ / 0-)
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    VClib, Kentucky DeanDemocrat

    for. Why not have the govt pay for med school in return for a number of years' domestic service. Powerful motivation.

    I ♥ President Obama. ~ Yes, we did. Again.
    NOW: Hands off SocSec, Medicare and Medicaid. NO Grand Bargain.
    Rich pay a bit more. DoD take a bit less. End war on Afghanistan sooner.

    by OleHippieChick on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 01:38:50 PM PST

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    •  OHC - I think the key is to have the gov't (3+ / 0-)
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      pistolSO, OleHippieChick, greenbell

      fund the expansion of slots in med school and primary care. I think we have plenty of qualified students. Some financial incentive to enter a primary care residency, rather than the higher paying specialties would also need to be a part of it as you suggest.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 01:52:46 PM PST

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      •  Well sure. I always simplify things, (1+ / 0-)
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        and there are parts I'm not thinking of like opening more med school/pc slots.
        I'm saying do whatever it takes to get this done in prep for the coming denial of service to the old and poor. I'ma drop a note to the President and will include what you said.

        I ♥ President Obama. ~ Yes, we did. Again.
        NOW: Hands off SocSec, Medicare and Medicaid. NO Grand Bargain.
        Rich pay a bit more. DoD take a bit less. End war on Afghanistan sooner.

        by OleHippieChick on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 02:37:33 PM PST

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