Discussion in 'Politics' started by get_involved, Jan 29, 2012.
What the Top 1% of Earners Majored In - Yahoo! Finance
Why are the health and medical majors the largest group?
Physicians? Healht bureaucrats?
Top wage earners are not the same thing as the wealthiest people.
These numbers reflect, I suspect, the fact that Bio majors quite often continue their educations into medicine.
And as a profession, I suspect that MDs are the higher paid people (on average) in the USA.
Now consider this...100 years ago MDs were the worst paid profession in the nation.
Medicine is now worth purchasing and third party payments (HC insur) makes it possible for people to use medicine
Maybe medicine costs more today because today it actually works. Back when they broke out the knife and told you to bite the bullet the service wasn't something that many people were willing (or able) to pay for.
You know what one of the funniest things I see among the economically illiterate is? Its people who do not know the difference between income and wealth, the same ones who can't tell finance from economics. It is one of the clearest signs that the speaker has no idea what they are talking about.
The treatment of human health has gone through a thorough evolution over the years. Nowadays, the system is doctor centric. That has not always been the case. In times past, the system was nurse centric, or tech centric. At those times, the system was appropriate based on the knowledge and technology that was available. Today, our current system is most appropriate. In the future, the system will probably evolve even farther so that doctors once again may not be the primary source of care.
Where are the "Bitter Women's Studies" folks????
When's it going to be patient centric?
GOP Senate Candidate RAESE: I made my money the old-fashioned way, I inherited it. I think that’s a great thing to do. I hope more people in this country have that opportunity as soon as we abolish inheritance tax in this country, which is a key part of my program.
GOP Senate Candidate: I Earned my Money the Old-Fashioned Way: I Inherited It « SpeakEasy
When patient outcomes dictate health care providers incomes?
That would be how free market forces would structure it.
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