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To: ClaireSolt
Been saying that for years and yet no one listens.

What got my Goat was when Medicare cut funding for training doctors.

Thousands of residency training slots went away.

If you look at the number of training slots for new doctors it is not much different that say 6 or seven years ago.

Yet the aging of the population and the need for more doctors has expanded not lessoned.

I read somewhere that docs were retiring faster than they could be replaced yet the government is withdrawing funding for these training slots.

41 posted on 07/08/2007 8:28:56 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: OKIEDOC

The American docs were all small businessmen and Republicans. I think they imported foreigners to work cheaply at the V A and also to support socialized medicine. Medicare p;ays so poorly that many docs refuse to accept it. I have to change docs again, because here docs drop it when they have built their practice. This is really just another immigration issus, imho.


42 posted on 07/08/2007 8:33:55 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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