Well Mokele I dunno if I could spend that long in school to make that kind of money. And also you have to realize a PhD may have the smake or more time legth, but the stress cannot be anywhere near the ones MDs go through. Not to mention they have overhead to pay most of the time as well. A professor doesn't pay this the school does. Now you are correct in that school do get funding from property taxes, but they also get federal funding too. Wasn't that part of the no child left behond things Bush setup? And the drug companies are funding their own research. Through the sales of their drugs that they advertise for to get more funds. Now do I ageree with that? Not really. Other things may be federal funded, but most drugs breakthrough are company funded.
April I agree with alot of what your saying, but I do not agree with socilized Medicine, and don't think I will either. Show me some good envidence to show it will make a difference and I will thnk about it. Everything I have seen says that it is a failure at the present time. Show me some evidnce to the contrary that as a whole it works better.
On the thing of malprectice. Most do not realize what a Dr Must do before the patient is allowed to consent for surgery. They are told there is a chance of infection. There is a chance of this complication or this complication. Now stupid mistakes like a songe left in or wrong leg cut off yes I think they should pay, but not at the level they are getting paid at. I have heard DR tell me they got sued because of a complication that he told them may accure in doing this procedure,a nd the patient still won. Its things like that that burn me up. Here we are trying to save a patient, and they were told this may happen as a result of doing the prcedure, and then they still sue when it happens. Dr are still people and even though they may perform a miricle sometimes they do not all the time, and sometimes what happens is going to happen regardless of anything else. Making a side affect turn into a lotery wining is not the answer. Its just killing the system. A system that does need to be fixed, just not by the way of socialize medicine. BIG BROTHER IS NOT THE ANSWER!
Finch you are correct. Illegal immagrents children born here are US citizens. I just do not agree with that, and think it should be changed. That would be just as bad as someone you know leaving here 9 months prego, and going to a rich country so their child could be born there at their expence and then since that child is a citizen there they are entitles to a % of the say oil money or something like that. ( just hypotheticly speaking) Now they never lived in this country a day intheir life, but yet that child is now entiled to a piece of the pie. I just don't agree with it.
Mekele About the cheaper to pay for insurance than the increase in taxes. It would cost us a HELL of alot more. Think the system is bad now. With csocialized med the DR will run every test in the book, when he should be narrowing it down to the highest suspects first. Thats just an example. More room for corruption there feeding off the system. It was going on at the medical college of GA a hospital here that was state funded till t went private. It was the most wasteful hospital in the area. It will happen again all over once socilized medicine comes in. I can just feel it. Now maybe the fare tax code proposed might bring in enough money to cover it at the current rate propsed, and since it will capture even illegals taxes and tourists then that may be feasable, but I still don't like the idea. I guess its hard for those not in the medical field to understand totaly all that goes on. On that same token I have no experience with socialized medicine other than what I have heard from Dr and on the news. I just know its a little more comlicated than Even I know about, and not a black and white issue. There is a much bigger picture at stake.
April you are right enforce the laws to the emplyers and it will help alot.
Scott and Zac! You and your FRIKIN' Laser beams are FRICKIN' hilarious!