marcopolo commented on the blog post Single Payer: There Really Is a Simple Way to Eliminate the Deficit
I think socialized medicine is probably the way to go – not that it will ever happen. It’s much easier to control costs that way. Everyone’s on salary, noone has a vested interest in ordering more tests, more drugs or more procedures. The gov’t can shop around (internationally, if necessary) for equipment and drugs.
We also need to make med school cheaper and consider looking overseas for verifiable well trained doctors and nurses.