Monday, June 29, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 8:25 AM
Solving the Doctor Shortage Forever
By John S. Wilson
Solving the Doctor Shortage - Forever -
The U.S. faces a doctor shortage. And while the shortage didn't create the health care problems we have, it will certainly exacerbate them. Evidence is clear that not only has a plentiful supply of doctors been a driving influence for our health care innovations in the past but that without it the Obama administration will be unable to implement universal coverage or increase access to care - which is the linchpin of any substantive health reform, whether Republican or Democratic. But financing the education of doctors is almost as complicated as financing the system itself.
Any solution must be holistic and do the following three things: (1) Increase the amount of medical residencies, (2) Increase enrollment in medical schools, and (3) Better manage the cost of medical school education.
Labels: Health Care reform
Friday, June 26, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 6:06 PM
There was nary a voice louder than Mark Sanford's when it came to not accepting federal stimulus money during the stimulus showdown. Sure, Sarah Palin claimed she wasn't accepting the money but she also claimed during the campaign that she "had a great appreciation for the press" and when it came what she reads, said she reads "um, everything." So, no I didn't take her too seriously (nor did I ever).
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 1:45 PM
Labels: Jelani Cobb