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Why isn't "supply" side of the health care issue ever addressed? How about a solution of federally funding building of twice the number of medical schools, twice the number of specialty schools, nursing schools also? Give incentives for the specialties that are needed. Doubling the number of physicians and nurses would drastically reduce the cost of health care. Tripling would do even better. And while we're at it, how about also building factories that make MRIs and CAT scans, and even pharmaceuticals, that would drive prices down. This is not a rocket science solution but it would reduce cost of health care and also improve access. Then we could afford a single payer program. We could also provide more financial support for medical and nursing students. There are solutions that can work.
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