Solving the Health Care Crisis Big Government Style
Okay, I give up all this market oriented solution nonsense that offends so many people’s sensibilities. I agree we should go the Big Government route and solve the health care problem by drafting all doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. The duration of this draft will be (let me see, I’m 40 … so …) 30 years. The salaries of these medical professionals will be that of your standard government employee. For example a medical doctor might be a GS-15 and be paid something like $125,000 a year. This should help put a major dent in the rising costs of health care, and who cares about 40 or 50 years down the road and the negative incentives put in place. In 30 years, I’ll be 70 and close to dying anyways. You 20 somethings and younger, the shortage of doctors this policy creates will be your problem and I just don’t give a crap.