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Old 02-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #152
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Originally Posted by La literatura View Post
I think there are a few problems with healthcare. Obviously, I'm not in the industry and (in the vein of this thread) don't have my thumb on its pulse, but 30 million more people coming into a system means the jobs of those in the healthcare industry are very stable, they're in large demand. The better you are, the more wanted you will be. And that's why I believe, as I stated in my first post in this thread, that there's never been a better time to be in the profession.

Medicare (and Medicaid) made the healthcare industry rich. Anytime you have the full backing of the United States to support your paycheck because you are doing operations and checkups and testing, you're going to see a stable monetary benefit (not to mention, an increase in the amount of operations, checkups, and testing -- that age-old incentive issue).

Even supposing Medicare payments to doctors are cut, even drastically, my belief is that the healthcare system will be a well-compensated profession.
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